Top
30
Doctor insights on: Bipolar Disorder And Erectile Dysfunction

Share
Dr. Alvin Lin
212 Doctors shared insights

Inability To Attain An Erection (Definition)

Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pressure circulation. To discovery when and how to treat such, go to http://formefirst. Com/ED-Rx-options. Html & other articles in the category of Sex life, ED. Besides, the info in Basics of Self-Care could be ...Read more


2

2
Does bipolar disorder cause people to get horney?

Does bipolar disorder cause people to get horney?

During manic episode: Bipolar disorder may correlate with increased sexual impulsivity and activity during a manic episode and may also be related to decrease sexual desire during depressive episodes. Increased desire may be an asset with safe sex practices. ...Read more

3

3
Can untreated bipolar disorder cause a person to hallucinate?

Can untreated bipolar disorder cause a person to hallucinate?

At the extremes: Severe depression and severe mania, the extreme ends of the bipolar spectrum, can indeed cause psychosis, which can include hallucinations. This is a very dangerous state to be in, and if it is you or a close loved one, you need immediate evaluation and to get started on therapy before the disorder causes you to do something that can affect your life forever. ...Read more

4

4
What are the causes of people with bipolar disorder to be delusional sometimes?

What are the causes of people with bipolar disorder to be delusional sometimes?

It is a symptom: Bipolar disorder has as one of the primary symptoms, grandiosity. An elevated sense of self-importance, but to the extreme levels. Some may believe they are god's or very important people like politicians and executives. As treatment takes effect, these symptoms usually diminish. ...Read more

5

5
Can taking an anticonvulsant for bipolar disorder cause you to have seizures?

No unless stopped: Anti seizure medication actually protects against seizures and does not cause seizures. However, if you suddenly stop the medication without taper and have been on it awhile you're at risk of having a seizure. This can happen even if you haven't had a seizure before. That is why it is a good idea to taper the medicine down before stopping it. ...Read more

6

6
I want to know if zopliclone causes weight gain and if is better than valium. I can't sleep and I have a bipolar disorder.

I want to know if zopliclone causes weight gain and if is better than valium. I can't sleep and I have a bipolar disorder.

Depression, Anxiety: I admire you for your concern for Health.
Irregular periods, weight gain and insomnia are likely due to stress causing Anxiety and Depression.
You have been taking Hiderax (Atarax) which helps with Anxiety and causes sedation.
Valium is for anxiety and is habit forming.
In some people Zopliclone can cause weight gain.
See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, Medication; Therapy for anxiety and depression ...Read more

7

7
Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?

Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?

Bacterial Meningitis: It is possible for residual neurological effects to occur by post- infectious syndromes or local inflammatory reactions. There is no specific post infectious psychiatric symptom. Years after the infection, an additional stressor may bring to the surface a sub clinical condition that was a residual vulnerability from the meningitis. ...Read more

9

9
Help please! Is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

Help please! Is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

No: Drug abuse is bad. Abuse is by definition bad. But drug abuse cannot be blamed for everything. The symptoms that can lead to a person being diagnosed bipolar should be able to be distinguished from da. It may be difficult and they may co-exist, but they don't "cause" each other. Treatment is a good idea for either and certainly for both. Good luck! ...Read more

10

10
Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

No: Facial tics are not included in the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Facial tics can be caused by a few different things including medication side-effects. I have had patients who had both bipolar disorder and tourette syndrome. Each is a different condition. ...Read more

11

11
What happens in the brain to cause bipolar disorder?

What happens in the brain to cause bipolar disorder?

We Don't Know: We really do not know what causes bipolar disorder and we do not know what happens to the brain in folks with bipolar disorder. It would be great if we did, but we don't. There is ongoing research trying to unlock the secrets to many brain diseases. I think, in the next decade or so, there will be many great discoveries in this area. Stay tuned. ...Read more

12

12
Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

No, depends: If you are in the depths of depression, or spinning in a manic episode when your IQ is tested, you won't score as well as you ordinarily would. That said, depression & bipolar patients tend to be brighter than average. Interesting question. Why do you ask? ...Read more

13

13
Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Not reported: Mania is not one of the reported adverse reactions for Buspar (buspirone).

You may be mistaking another constellation of symptoms for mania.

Check with your prescriber right away! ...Read more

14

14
Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?

Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read more

15

15
Could seroquel (quetiapine) cause bipolar disorder in previously healthy patients? I feel very strange on it. One minute im happy the other, miserable.:- (

Inadequate treatment: Seroquel (quetiapine) is not a cause of bipolar disorder. Suboptimal dosing may reduce the likelyhood of therapeutic response.

Regardless, treatment needs to be individualized. Seroquel (quetiapine) may not be well tolerated by some or provide relief for others.

Other treatment options exist. ...Read more

16

16
What can cause bipolar disorder?

What can cause bipolar disorder?

Multifactorial: As with many medical conditions the causes of bipolar disorder are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interacting resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance to the condition. This biology then interacts with environmental factors, both positive and negative which can have different effects based upon when in life or how many/often they occur. ...Read more

17

17
What are some symptoms and what causes bipolar disorder?

What are some symptoms and what causes bipolar disorder?

No need for sleep: Typically, no need for sleep or very little sleep over several days or up to a week and not feeling tired. Also, feeling like you have superpowers, you can fly, or save the world by yourself, grandiose delusions. Finally, increased risk taking behaviors, like excessive gambling, sexual promiscuity, shopping sprees, etc. Depressive episodes are similat to unipolar depression. ...Read more

18

18
Is there a bipolar disorder that causes intense rage one second and then massive guilt the next?

Sounds as if...: Sounds like you have some mood instability. It is best to see a mental health professional who can help you in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Mood instability can be a part of bipolar disorder but it does not mean that is exactly what it is. ...Read more

19

19
What are the causes of hallucinations? I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder. The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

What are the causes of hallucinations? I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder. The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic symptoms, and can happen in many different contexts. In bipolar disorder, they can happen when you're either depressed or manic. I see no mood stabilizing or antipsychotic medications in your list, but I do see the antidepressants amitriptylene and bupropion. If this is true, it may be the reason for your hallucinations. Please tell your psychiatrist asap! ...Read more

20

20
I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

Bipolar Disorder: May have been exacerbated by or trigger by domestic violence/ abuse. That does not mean it was the cause. What to do? Are you receiving help for your bipolar disorder? If not, getting mental health assistance is very important. If you are living in a home with domestic violence -if you elect to remain, then it would be very important to have a safety plan. This would allow you to leave before it. ...Read more

21

21
What is happening in the brain that causes bipolar disorder?

What is happening in the brain that causes bipolar disorder?

Lots of research: Nothing is certain yet, but researchers are finding abnormalities in the structure and/or function of certain brain circuits that could underlie bipolar. There is also work in brain chemical interactions with stress hormones. Brain injuries and some diseases along with genetic tendencies may all play parts. In the end, there is interference in mood intensity regulation and stabilization. It's hard. ...Read more

23

23
Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Can iatrogenic amphetamine psychosis and bipolar disorder cause deviant sexual behavior?

Yes: Amphetamines can mimic mania, and both amphetamine use and mania can provoke hypersexual activity. "deviant" is here a difficult word to understand--whether you mean it colloquially or in an older sense referring to abnormal (now called "paraphilic"). But in general, impulses of many kinds--sexual, aggressive, risky--that one might not want to act on can be disinhibited and exaggerated by both. ...Read more

24

24
Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

25

25
What are some causes of bipolar disorder?

What are some causes of bipolar disorder?

predisposition: Bipolar and mood diorders often run in families. Quite often there is a genetic predisposition that can be be triggered by trauma or other life events. More and more denovo cases are being seen which some believe may be impacted by environmental toxins. ...Read more

26

26
What causes diagnosed for having bipolar disorder?

What causes diagnosed for having bipolar disorder?

Evaluation: To get an accurate diagnosis you need to see your doctor. They may order blood tests to rule out any underlying medical illnesses that could be causing your symptoms. Once all medical reasons are ruled out, then a mental health evaluation of your symptoms can help clarify a diagnosis for accurate treatment. ...Read more

28

28
I want to know which medication for bipolar disorder is less likely to cause weight gain.

I want to know which medication for bipolar disorder is less likely to cause weight gain.

Quite a few.: This depends on what your doctor prescribes as a mood stabilizer. Aripiprazole, Topiramate, Lamotrigine, Saphris, Latuda (lurasidone) are some of them. ...Read more

29

29
I heard the bornavirus is a major cause of bipolar disorder. How common is this virus in the U.S.?

I heard the bornavirus is a major cause of bipolar disorder. How common is this virus in the U.S.?

Not likely accurate: "Absence of evidence for bornavirus infection in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder." (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22290118) indicates "Our results argue strongly against a role for BDV in the pathogenesis of these psychiatric disorders." ...Read more

30

30
I take Abilify (aripiprazole) for bipolar disorder. It sometimes causes uncontrollable speech if I run out or if I'm exhausted. What could be happening? Tourette's?

Discuss w/ doctor: Who prescribed abilify (aripiprazole). There are tourette's pts who are given this to control that symptom. I suppose, like sometimes happens with newer drugs - symptoms may be elicited. Your doctor should be told about this in detail. A different drug or dose may relieve you. Also, try not to get exhausted. Bipolar (or any) psychiatric condition is worsened by fatigue. Talk therapy may help you find balance. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
779 Doctors shared insights

Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

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


Dr. Alvin Lin
1,031 Doctors shared insights

Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more