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Bipolar And Passive Aggressive
Tough issue: & one you should not have to face alone. Treatment of bipolar in a child can be complex. If your child is not already being followed by a fellowship trained child psychiatrist (as opposed to general psychiatrist who also sees kids)- really recommend that. A child psychologist will also help you navigate through choppy waters. Take care. ...Read more
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
How can I tell if I'm bipolar? My emotions are all over the place. I have severe depression that leads to isolation. I have extremely aggressive behaviors.
You can't.: Why waste time trying to do this on your own? It's hard enough for experienced experts to make psychiatric diagnoses. The key is to get a thorough evaluation from a professional, then to get started on a treatment plan that gets you to your best self. Get started! ...Read more
Y do I become almost psychotic (aggressive, delusional,suicidal)when I have PMS? Is it cuz I'm bipolar?&BAD breast&back&tummy&thigh pains. Gyno won't help!
See a psychiatrist : You should consider an evaluation from a psychiatrist. Try a consultation through the HealthTap Concierge service. ...Read more
Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. ...Read more
Parental expectation: In addition to the "genetic" component and imbalanced chemicals in the brain, some bipolar patients had parents who had unrealistic expectations of them and "broke their hearts" by appearing to love them more for what they could accomplish than for who they were. "Conditional love" hurts and sometimes the price paid by the often talented child will be difficulty following through on "achieving.". ...Read more
Bd is a biochemical/phisiologic illness, generally long-
lasting, generally with recurrent serious depression and/or very
and sometimes psychotic behavior. The DX is made too casually these days, based on an episode of angry behavior and DX should be made ; confirmed with an expert. Treatment is generally manditory to manage. ...Read more
When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity & even psychosis.
When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, change in appetite, poor self est ...Read more
Multifactorial: So far no one has established a genetic link with bi-polar disorder, and many have tried. It is certainly true that it runs in families, but that can be a result of the family environment. There is a reasonable theory that the manic episodes are a way of combating the depressive feelings and that both are the result of chronic internal stress leading to depletion of neurotransmitters. ...Read more
Can lead to definitive diagnosis. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis.
When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping,. ...Read more
Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis.
When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helpless. ...Read more
Probably not: Bipolar disorder seems to involve a combination of a certain genetic predisposition and stressors and life experiences. If you have not tendency to bipolar you are not going to become bipolar. On the other hand, if you have a some genes and have a stressful event, or a period with very disruptive sleep, that could trigger an episode. ...Read more
Check to see if you:
Have sx's. If yes, obtain psychiatric evaluation. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis.
When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation,. ...Read more
Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of symptoms which include but are not limited to:rapid speech, impulsive behavior, flight of ideas, no sleep without feeling tired, in addition, you may have symptoms of major depression which includes depressed mood, lack of energy, hopelessness. ...Read more
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Kay Redfield Jamison: Dr. Jamison, a clinical psychologist, is head of mood disorders at johns hopkins, a gifted writer for both lay people and experts, co-author of the definitive text on bipolar--and bipolar herself about which she has written with great passion, beauty and insight. ...Read more
Fyi: I cannot suggest a particular medication, but the first line agents for bipolar disorder are usually atypical antipsychotics, lithium and depakote, sometimes lamictal. Antidepressants alone without a mood stabilizer are not recommended but may be used with adequate mood stabilizers... Ask your doctor which may benefit you best. ...Read more
Mania or hypomania: aggression, agitation, v judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis.
When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. ...Read more
Talk about it: Talk to your spouse about his or her mood variations and the ways they affect you. Then ask if he or she would be willing to seek treatment from a qualified psychiatrist. Let your spouse know that bipolar disorder can be effectively treated, and that symptoms can worsen over time if left untreated. ...Read more
Bipolar is a mood disorder with a history of one or more manic episodes. There is clearly depression and times when a person may have great difficulty sleeping, hallucinations or delusions, or impulsive behavior.
Most people have times of full functioning and some episodes fof depressive or manic symptoms.
Medication is very helpful in many patient. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Some mood stabilizers, especially those in the seizure medication category can have serious consequences when not stopped appropriately — seizures being most serious. Aside from sudden withdrawal, stopping bipolar medication suddenly or slowly always runs the risk of recurrence of your bipolar disorder. You along with your doctor have to make the choice of stopping but never suddenly. ...Read more
Kay Jamison: I think the best boosks on bipolar are those written by kay redfield jamison, pH. D., head of the mood disorders program at johns hopkins. She herself suffers from severe bipolar i; rejected medication for years and nearly died because of it; became the world's premiere expert on bipolar and co-authored the definitive text; is a wonderful and gifted writer to boot (and a warm and humane clinician). ...Read more
Bipolar affective di: Bipolar affective disorder (bpad) is characterized by both manic and depressive episodes. Manic episodes typically last a few days with decreased need for sleep, increased self-esteem, energy, and activity. Depressive episodes are 2 weeks or more of decreased energy, motivation, and self-esteem. Episodes may be separated by days, weeks, months, or even years. ...Read more
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