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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bipolar I Disorder (Overview)

Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses or substances or toxins/medications.


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Could I have schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar disorder, and borderline personality disorder?

Could I have schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar disorder, and borderline personality disorder?

Yes, almost: Officially, according to the diagnostic manual, it is possible to have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type and borderline personality disorder-both at once. One is a problem with your mood and your thoughts called psychosis and the other has to do with how you cope with stress and the trials and tribulations of life in general. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
201 doctors shared insights

Bipolar I Disorder (Overview)

Is a mood disorder characterized by at least 1 manic or mixed episode, with history of 1 or more major depressive episode. It is a type of manic depression. It is not accounted for by schizoaffective disorder or superimposed on schizophrenic disorder, delusional disorder, or other psychotic disorders, or relates to medical illnesses or substances or toxins/medications.


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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Bipolar i disorder (Tip)

How do I deal with the extreme highs and lows of my emotional state? ...See more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Could I have borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Could I have borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Personality disorder: There is that possibility. Best thing to do is have a consultation visit with a psychiatrist for more education and treatment options, if you wish to follow through with this. ...Read more

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Bipolar i disorder (Tip)

If you are feeling "high" on your mood, pls check in with your doc asap ; avoid acting on impulse. ...See more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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How do I know if I have major depressive disorder or bipolar mood disorder?

How do I know if I have major depressive disorder or bipolar mood disorder?

Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Might somebody have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder?

Yes: Axis i disorders (bipolar) and axis ii (personality disorders) are often comorbid. Axis i disorders are major, severe and persisting disorders. Personality disorders are the underlying strengths and weaknesses of character that can often shape the axis i disorder. ...Read more

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Bipolar i disorder (Tip)

Keep a daily mood journal where you log your symptoms and severity—over time you'll see patterns. ...See more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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Join Spec ED Parents Organization
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What is bipolar disorder? Just mood swings?

What is bipolar disorder? Just mood swings?

Bipolar: Not just mood swings. It is manic depression with at least two weeks of manic or depressive episodes, each with full criteria, sufficient to interfere with daily functioning & social interactions & self care. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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Do I have a bipolar disorder?

Do I have a bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old. I have OCD and major depressive disorder. Can I have borderline personality disorder?

I'm 16 years old. I have OCD and major depressive disorder. Can I have borderline personality disorder?

Unfortunately it is: unfortunately a lot of psych issue tend to go together so most psych pt's have multiple diagnosis and as far as I know, having one doesn't exclude another. you should find a psychiatrist to sort it out for you and hopefully help you out some. ...Read more

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I have depression , anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, what to do?

I have depression , anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, what to do?

Would encourage you: To obtain excellent psychiatric care. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...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


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