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Bipolar Disorder And Anger Outbursts
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
Is it possible if you make have outrageous anger issues and not be able to control them to an extent? Is this a possible case of bipolar disorder?
Yes: Please see a mental health professional to get evaluated for this. ...Read more
Digonosed with Bipolar disorder, don't feel depressed just very on edge, easily frustrated and angery any advice on medicine control anger outburst?
How to know if manic episodes in bipolar disorder are just hyperactivity or can they be extreme anger?
A comprehensive: Evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist are your best bet for teasing this apart. It can not always be assessed in one session. ...Read more
I am almost sure that I have a bipolar disorder & my depression & anger is ruining my life. Where can I go for diagnosis & treatment? In baltimore, md
Do I have some kind of bipolar disorder or something similar? My dad has anger problems. My mom is dyslexic. My sister has bipolar and borderline personality disorder. My family is basically messed up. My sister and I are very similar. We have both been t
Can't say for sure: What I can say is that there would appear to be a strong family history of mental illness. Getting evaluated by a professional is the only sure way to know and then get help. ...Read more
I feel so ill, ridden with anger and hurt, is depression likely? Depression and bipolar disorder have/are becoming less visible in my dad, but I know they can be transferred from a parent. I will cut my hips, legs, or arms. I bruise myself, and I've burne
Go to a therapist.: The symptoms your are talking about are severe and you should seek help immediately. When bipolar is in the family genetics there is always a high probability that it is passed down. There is medication that is quite helpful for this and there is no need to suffer when there is help available. The hurting yourself is an attempt to not feel so bad emotionally but provides no long term help. ...Read more
I'm very happy at some point and feel good then I feel hopeless and angry on myself. Is this bipolar disorder?
Has bipolar disorder, gets angry at kids and wife really fast for oblivious reasons and yells. Gets worse with alcohol. Is it normal?
Bipolar: Mixing alcohol with Bipolar Disorder, on or off meds, is not a good idea ever. But Bipolar Disorder, carefully managed with a good Psychiatrist and Psychologist, can be very well managed. It is challenging sometimes to convince someone who has experienced mania to let go of that top of the world feeling. Please recommend that the patient or family at least talk to a Psychologist for advice and rec ...Read more
Does it sound like I'm suffering from bipolar disorder (manic depression)? I often have sudden, and random shifts in my mood. Sometimes I'm fine, sometimes I'm absolutely irritable and just angry at the world. Then there are times that I am so ridiculousl
Hello,: Hello, dr. Kardener made good points. I don't know if you have bipolar disorder. Your symptoms could be consistent with bipolar disorder but borderline personality disorder or unipolar agitated depression can present similarly. The recommendation for a mood stabilizer is spot on. I agree with a referral to a psychiatrist if you are not already seeing one. Unless you see a psychiatrist who also does therapy; would recommend that you also work with a therapist. With the right treatment, would anticipate that you will start seeing improvment. If you are seriously contemplating suicide please get help right away. Having a plan or urges to follow through on it should definately prompt immediate care. Take care and don't give up hope. ...Read more
I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder. Do I have bipolar disorder too? I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.
Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read more
History: No lab or radiologic test, nor physical exam, can test for bipolar. Perhaps one day as there are strong indications it is a brain condition with a genetic background. But for now, it's a patient's history of modd changes, cognition and behavior that makes the diagnosis. In truth, this method works quite well, having been refined since antiquity. ...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
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read more
Meds and therapy: Mood stabilizers such as depakote or lithium to decrease the extreme intensity of mood swings, combined with therapy from a psychotherapist who specializes in bipolar disorder would be the most optimal approach. Don't medicate yourself. Ask for appropriate referrals for help that works for YOU. ...Read more
Clinical exam: Although in the future we may have blood tests or functional MRI scans that can diagnose the disorder, for now the only way to diagnose bipolar is to see a counselor or doctor who can diagnose the condition based on history and exam. ...Read more
Could be: Sometimes individuals present with different symptoms or patterns to the disorder that may result in professionals referring to the presentation as "atypical" for example while all individuals with Bipolar Disorder have a cycle, "rapid cycling" is an atypical presentation of the disorder. ...Read more
Mania and depression: Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2). Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree. ...Read more
Take the online mdq (mood disorder questionnaire).Mood disorder questionnaire - depression and bipolar support. ..
http://www. Dbsalliance. Org/pdfs/mdq. Pdf
read how to score it on the second page. If it sounds like you, then please see a psychiatrist and take a copy of the questionnaire with you so you can review it. Take a relative along or a friend for collatral info for more exact diagnosis. ...Read more
You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read more
Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/c2qry8. ...Read more
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder with both extreme lows of depression (despondency, poor energy, disturbed appetite ; sleep, etc) and extreme highs of mania (high energy, impulsivity, rapid thoughts and speech, etc). It can disrupt your relationships, school, work, and entire life. Suicide is the worst possible "side effect." more info: http://tinyurl. Com/yxk92x. ...Read more
Psychiatric evaluation if you are concerned that you do. 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, >>. ...Read more
Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...Read more
Three: Generally there are 3 kinds: bipolar i, bipolar ii and bipolar nos. The difference depends on the symptoms of mania (severe insomnia, extreme energy, racing thoughts, pressured speech, elated and/or irritable moods). In bipolar I the mania lasts 3-4 days or is severe enough to need hospital stay. In ii the mania is called hypomania and is of shorter duration. In nos not all symptoms of mania exist. ...Read more
Bipolar Medications: Mood stabilizers, as referred to in my previous response are the main ones for mood cycling. Antipsychotics are for manic phase with psychotic symptoms or the depressed phase with psychoses. Antidepressants are used cautiously in severe depressed phases, and sedating agents are used for aggression or agitation. ...Read more