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Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

No: Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. 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 ...Read more

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Dr. John Moranville
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Mania (Definition)

Mania is a symptom of a bipolar illness. This condition is most commonly characterized by having an abnormally elevated mood, along with such other symptoms as an excess of energy, extravagant behavior, rapid speech, ...Read more


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Can manic depression with psychopathic tendencies just go away?

Can manic depression with psychopathic tendencies just go away?

Bipolar Disorder: (AKA Manic Depression) is usually a life-long condition. However, there may be periods of normalcy and with treatment symptoms may come under good control. Regarding psychopathic traits - leopards don't usually change their spots (unless they are highly motivated to do so). ...Read more

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Does the DSM-V acknowledge mixed episodes in bipolar II disorder? My mood shifts: depression, hypomania, mixed episodes but no mania is this BPI or II

Does the DSM-V acknowledge mixed episodes in bipolar II disorder? My mood shifts: depression, hypomania, mixed episodes but no mania is this BPI or II

This distinction may: Be understood & applied to ur case on talking w ur MD. In very basic terms, what distinguishes bipolar I from bipolar II is presence of mania, as opposed to hypomania only. Some sxs are severe enough that they only occur in Bipolar I or mixed episodes including delusions, sxs, necessitating immediate hospitalization, catatonic sxs. Talk with ur md abt ur case specifically for best dx & care! :) ...Read more

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With bipolar, does hypomania always precede mania?

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With bipolar, does hypomania always precede mania?

Bipolar: Not necessarily, but appears more in bipolar type 2 younger females, at least from my experience. ...Read more

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How fast does a bipolar child cycle between mania and depression?

How fast does a bipolar child cycle between mania and depression?

Also can be mixed: As mentioned, "cyclicality" can vary greatly. In addition, episodes can be "mixed", with suymptoms of both mania and depression manifesting concurrently. ...Read more

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I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

I am experiencing  emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) , mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now! The very best of wishes. ...Read more

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How long do cycles of mania last in manic depressive disorder?

How long do cycles of mania last in manic depressive disorder?

Manic: Bipolar cycles usually last an average of few weeks, with exception of rapid cyclers who can show mood shifts day in/day out. ...Read more

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With bipolar does hypomania always precede mania?

With bipolar does hypomania always precede mania?

In addition: Changes in mood can be abrupt, whether these moods constitute normal variability or extremes. Moods are like the weather, not just poetically, but scientifically, subject to what are called "phase transitions". Most importantly, mixed states of mania and depression exist are are very dangerous--these are not just the "average" of both. ...Read more

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What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?

I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having  panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?

Maybe bipolar: Selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac (fluoxetine) can trigger mania in those with bipolar disorder, however, you will need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...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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If bipolar can your mood veer more to mania than depression?

If bipolar can your mood veer more to mania than depression?

Yes: The pattern of mood cycling varies both between individuals as well as within the same individual. The pattern you describe is possible. ...Read more

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Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) trigger manic episodes?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) trigger manic episodes?

If a person : Has mani depression and appears to be only depressed, antidepressant can trigger manic episodes. If you or someone you know is on an antidepressant and seems to become manic, see a psychiatrist ASAP. They need to reevaluate the medication and the diagnosis. ...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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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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