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Tell me symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Tell me symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mania/depression: Bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness is a mental illness characterized by manic episodes of 3 days or more of decreased need for sleep, elevated self esteem, and increased productive activity and depressive episodes of 2 weeks or more of unexplained sadness, decreased self esteem, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased ability to make decisions, and lack of motivation. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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


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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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

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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Many: Several and might include depression, mood swings, and mania. Online questionnaires are available for the public. Check the mood disorder questionnaire at: www.Dbsalliance.Org/pdfs/mdq.Pdfsimilar bring it to your md for further instructions. ...Read more

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What worsens symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What worsens symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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

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What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Sleeplessness racing: The presence of a "manic" episode in the context of an indiviudal who has suffered major depression. Bipolar may be being overdiagnosed at present - context of sleeplessess, racing thoughts, shopping sprees, taking on multiple projects, impulsivenes, feeligns of invincability etc are important. Bipolar ii is even looser, as the duration fo symptoms required is shorter. Get good psych evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

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

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What are the symptoms of atypical bipolar disorder?

Milder ; Reversed: I've read an article that seems to consider this as perhaps milder in the severity of the ups and downs (cyclothymic) than many full bipolar patients and the "atypical" refers to reversed vegetative symptoms - i.e., oversleeping and overeating as opposed to the more common insomnia and appetite loss. I do not know how or if it is treated with different drugs. Be well. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Signs: In bipolar i there has to have been at least one manic episode in one's life. During a manic episode one may have extreme elevated mood, irritability, decreased need for sleep, a lot of energy, impulsive/reckless behavior, hypersexuality and rapid speech. In severe episodes they may have psychosis. The person can then cycle into periods of depression. The frequency of these cycles can vary. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are some typical symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Symptoms: In bipolar i there has to have been at least one manic episode in one's life. During a manic episode one may have extreme elevated mood, irritability, decreased need for sleep, a lot of energy, impulsive/reckless behavior, hypersexuality and rapid speech. In severe episodes they may have psychosis.The person can then cycle into periods of depression.The frequency of these cycles can vary. See image. ...Read more

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What are the tell tale symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are the tell tale symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Need psychiatric: eval to know. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state.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 ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder?

Officially? None.: It is not in the dsm. I'm glad, but some think it should be and that the symptoms are similar to adult but are marked by more rapid mood swings, hyperactivity and irritability. The highs and lows are intense and can be dangerous. These symptoms must also cause significant distress in the child, occur in more than just one setting -at school and at home- and last for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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So, what else are like the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Organic mood disorders, cyclothymic do, substance induced mood disorders, schizoaffective do, some personality disorders, adolescent depression & borderline personality. ...Read more

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Is being easily led/gullible a part of bipolar disorder?

Is being easily led/gullible a part of bipolar disorder?

No relation : No. Being gullible is a character trait that can be changed. It has no correlation to bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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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

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What are some ways to smash symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are some ways to smash symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mood stabilizers: Mood stabilizers like lithium, depakote, and Lamictal are the key to treatment of bipolar. Abilify (aripiprazole) or seroquel may also be used especially if there are any psychotic symptome. There are many other options for treatment resistant cases and sometimes an antidepressant may be added to a mood stabilizer if depression is persistent. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

BIPOLAR DISORDER: Manic depressive personality sometimes child is sad alternates with elation lasting for a few months.Stressful life events or other psychosocial factors may precede mood changes. ...Read more

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Can a symptom of bipolar disorder be cheating without regret?

Can a symptom of bipolar disorder be cheating without regret?

Need more info.: Depends on the timing, severity and pattern of the behavior. Impulsivity and sexual promiscuity can be part of hypomania or mania. Could be due to a drug problem or many other reasons. Must put behavior into a context, ie, what's going on in a person's life. Please be more specific about "cheating without regret" and resubmit for a better response. Take care. ...Read more

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Is lying a symptom that can be explained by bipolar disorder?

It is a strategy: Lying is a strategy for many people. We lie to protect ourselves & to gain rewards. We lie when to tell a truth is difficult . People without any mental illness might lie at times for those reasons. With any mental disorder there can be more reasons to feel a need to lie. Bipolar disorder is often so difficult for the suffer to deal with that lying can happen a lot. Strategy, not symptom - right? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more