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Bipolar Disorder And Racing Thoughts
Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?
Sxs: Racing thoughts and frequent mood swings might be seen with hypomania or mania related to bipolar disorder. It may be due to anxiety or an anxious depression. Certain drugs & medications can cause these symptoms. Mood swings are more prominent in some personality disorder. If you are experiencing these sxs - an comprehensive psychological assessment can help delineat the cause. Take care. ...Read more
Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more
Racing thoughts: Of bipolar do not always connect and are linear going out. Ocd is characterized by circular thinking, meaning you think about the same thing over and over again, regardless of the speed of the thoughts. ...Read more
Thoughts on the effective meds for racing thoughts associated with anxiety-ocd-bipolar...Tough question..Any takers?
No problemo: There are probably antidepressants on board for the ocd, so in this situation i give my vote to one of two drugs i find helpful in mixed or rapid cycling states. And the winners are Invega (paliperidone) or Fanapt in my practice, preferably with tegretol or Depakote on board. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been having trouble falling to sleep due to racing thoughts for two weeks. I am bipolar but don't feel manic at all. Could predisone cause this?
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression but still suffer from ptsd bipolar 2 psychosis anxiety sleep problems racing thoughts agitation what meds could help me?
How can I know if i'm dealing with bipolar disorder. I always feel down and get really sad at times. I have been cutting, also thought about suicide.
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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