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Bipolar Disorder And Meditation
If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?
Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your doctor is trying to help you get some balance in your life. Time for you to ask this question directly to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder 6 years ago.I have been free from symptoms.But developped diabetes.Could the risperdone medecine have caused me to have diabetes.I also took up medotation a year ago and found it extremeley helpful in
Bipolar Disorder: I understand your concern. With your diagnosis of Bipolar disorder and weight gain, Topiramate is a good option. Medication-Hiderax can cause Anxiety. Stresses of relationships, separations, work and finances can cause anxiety, depression ,instability of mood and weight gain. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, Medication, and Breathing and Music Relaxation. Use Yoga, Meditation Tai Chi. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Stage 1 with manic depresion few years ago and had a 3 months treatment, but now i'm totally on my own, is it ok?
How do you feel?: If it's been a few years then, the person to ask for an opinion as to how you're doing "on your own" would be YOURSELF or your family/friends. How do you think you're doing or how does your family think you're doing since not being on any medication? If you'd like to schedule a consult to talk about things you may write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use PDXFNR to set up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would encourage you: To obtain excellent psychiatric care. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stability!: Work closely with your doctor to find the medications that work for you. And, looking back, try to identify the earliest symptoms that you can when it started to go bad. The earlier you can let your doc know you're not right, the faster you 2 can get you back into balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many types: There is bipolar i and bipolar ii. There are phases such as manic, mixed and depressed types, there are mild, moderate and severe forms. The severe forms may be with or without psychotic features. Finally, there is bipolar disorder, nos which stands for not otherwise specified. This has also been termed atypical bipolar d/o. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In bipolar disorder, do moods fluctuate over the course of weeks, or over the course of hours in a day?
All are possible: All of the above are possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. 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
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