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What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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

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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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 usual symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

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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Help? I believe I may have bipolar disorder ii. Symptoms pls?

Help? I believe I may have bipolar disorder ii. Symptoms pls?

Possible symptoms:: 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. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness or lack of joy. ...Read more

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What are some of the most recognizable symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are some of the most recognizable symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mania and depression: Mania usually includes decreased need for sleep, increased energy, increased self esteem and may include increased spending, impulsive behavior and irritability. Depression is characterized by low self esteem, low energy, low motivation, decreased interest in pleasurable activities and may include thoughts of worthlessness and even suicide as well as changes in appetite. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder and the symptoms? How do I know if I have it?

Bipolar: Either manic phases alternating with depressed episodes, each lasting @2 weeks, or rapid cycles where moods alternate day in & day out. ...Read more

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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

Bipolar: Symptoms are extreme variation of moods from manic/hypomanic with pressured speech/irritability/flight of ideas/lack of sleep, to depressed phase with anhedonia, sad affect, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, and in both extremes tyhere is increase thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder in an 11 year old? Symptoms and concerns?

Seems awfully young: See a professional. While anything is possible, it seems young to be developing this disorder. If you are concerned that the person is having severe depression with episodes of mania, then seek medical help from a pediatrician or psychiatrist. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Do I have bipolar disorder? I looked up symptoms and they matched

Maybe, maybe not.: The best way to determine if you have bipolar or something else is to have an evaluation by a mental health provider. If you’re concerned about something, please have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or a psychologist for appropriate evaluation, where your diagnosis can be clarified and proper treatment may be implemented. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can bipolar disorder have recognizable symptoms in a person's eeg?

Can bipolar disorder have recognizable symptoms in a person's eeg?

Could be: One small [18 patient] study has shown that bipolar patients -- even when not in a mood episode -- have decreased Alpha activity in their eeg's. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3253163/ they were also free of medications for at least 2 weeks for the study. The authors feel it may differentiate bipolar from schizophrenia eeg's, but it's not diagnostically definitive on its own. ...Read more

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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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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?

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 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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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

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