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When experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can your eyes move by themself?

When experiencing symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder and depression can your eyes move by themself?

Sometimes yes: Depending on cause of depression, meds you are taking, age, genetics, patients can develop involuntary eye movements or nystagmus. See an eyeMD to see if nystagmus is truly present. more info eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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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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I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.

Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read more

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Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

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Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...Read more

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Can bipolar disorder show up with mostly depressed symptoms?

Can bipolar disorder show up with mostly depressed symptoms?

Yes: It is called bipolar depression. The symptoms are consistent with those of clinical depression, however there is a history of a manic episode. ...Read more

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Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

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Do anxiety and bipolar disorder fall under the schizophrenia spectrum disorders?

Schiz.: Nope. Bipolar is a mood disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder. Refer to my previous responses on these topics. ...Read more

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Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

Can people with severe anxiety and depression and ptsd become schizophrenic?

No: Although there can be psychotic symptoms with post traumatic stress disorder and severe major depression, they are very different from schizophrenia. These disorders will not morph into schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by bipolar-like symptoms, but can people lean more one way, like just towards depression?

Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by bipolar-like symptoms, but can people lean more one way, like just towards depression?

Yes: The distinguishing feature of schizoaffective vs bipolar disorder is the persistence of psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, etc) even when mood issues are not present. Affectively, one could be more frequently depressed than manic or hypomanic. ...Read more

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How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

How are anxiety disorder and panic disorder different?

Category: Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by intensity but there are many other subtypes. Other examples include generalized anxiety , social anxiety, simple phobia and many others. Panic disorder has specific criteria that must be met to call it that. ...Read more

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Could having paranoia, depression, anxiety and OCD make you psychotic?

Could having paranoia, depression, anxiety and OCD make you psychotic?

Psychotic: Paranoia may make you distort reality in a delusional (fixed false belief) or psychotic kind of way. Depression may or may not be psychotic depending on severity and type of accompanying symptoms. Some depressed people, for instance, may think they're already dead. Obviously this is a delusion since they're alive telling you they feel this way. Anxiety/ocd can be severe but not usually psychotic. ...Read more

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Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?

It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read more

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Can we be manic depressive and schizophrenia both?

Schizaffective DO: Schizoaffective disorder can combine the symptoms of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I find it difficult to diagnose and have seen very few cases. ...Read more

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Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression, chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression,   chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I'm constantly depressed, anxious, feel empty, not sure of self, people pleasing, and get sad easily. Do I sound like borderline personality disorder?

I'm constantly depressed, anxious, feel empty, not sure of self, people pleasing, and get sad easily. Do I sound like borderline personality disorder?

Conditions overlap: Although the symptoms you describe certainly are experienced by those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, they are also characteristic of other personality disorders. They are also present in primary mood and anxiety disorders. Recommend seeing a mental health professional who can gather more background information in order to do a complete assessment and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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

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What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

What can cause someone to have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression?

There are multiple: factors which cause all mental illnesses. It is impossible to answer such a broad question with 400 characters. Be more specific. Does the person have one or all three diagnosis? ...Read more

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Can excessive sleeping be due obsessive-compulsve disorder and major depressive disorder?

Can excessive sleeping be due obsessive-compulsve disorder and major depressive disorder?

Yes: Several of my patients have dealt w/ that and say it can be the only way to get a break from pain. Some have been able to switch to periods of Mindfullness Meditation to obtain the break. It's a real challenge and you should have an excellent psychotherapist to work with along w/ whatever medications are needed. OCD specialists are not common but can be worth the effort to find. Get references! ...Read more

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Could you potentially have schizoaffective disorder and adhd?

Could you potentially have schizoaffective disorder and adhd?

Yes, BUT: It is more likely that symptoms of schizoaffective d/o are acting like adhd the diagnosis of adhd requires that the symptoms are not caused by another condition if the DX of schizoaffective disorder is correct in the person you are thinking of, most people with schizoaffective d/o have significant adhd symptoms. Be very careful about stimulant use in schizoaffective d/o. ...Read more

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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