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Doctor insights on: Comorbidity Of Bipolar And Aspergers Disorders

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Is it bad if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant?

Is it bad if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant?

Professional : Both you and your fetus needs for you to get with professional treatment otherwise both you and your fetus will not develop well. ...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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What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?

What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?

Genetics aspergers: That's a lot going on for sure. No way to know but there are both genetic and environmental factors involved in all. Probably best to be sure you have good support and be proactive. Here is my take on aspergers http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read more

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Could autism/aspergers/bipolar get worse if someone is transsexual?

Could autism/aspergers/bipolar get worse if someone is transsexual?

No : Autism can lead to a lot of difficulties, and so can transgerder status. I don't think one makes the other worse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bipolar disorder and asperger's syndrome? And why it seems so hard for some doctors to tell each other apart?

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and asperger's syndrome? And why it seems so hard for some doctors to tell each other apart?

Very different: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder -- the person may cycle between depression and mania, with normal mood interspersed. Genetics may play a role. Asperger's syndrome is a milder form of autism, where people have social isolation and eccentric behavior beginning in childhood. Those w/asperger's can get very frustrated sometimes -- maybe it could look like mood instability, without complete history. ...Read more

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Does bipolar I have comorbidity with adhd, ocd, or gad? I have all the aforementioned, & the one thing i'm not is a hypochondriac. Any insight?

Does bipolar I have comorbidity with adhd, ocd, or gad? I have all the aforementioned, & the one thing i'm not is a hypochondriac. Any insight?

Bipolar Disorder: BD: Patients with bd are at higher risk (50% lifetime incidence) for many anxiety subtypes, including generalized anxiety disorder, simple phobia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ptsd, & panic disorder. Adhd very commonly comorbid with bd but also often misdiagnosed or confused with bd. Evaluation & management by skilled clinician is essential for best function. ...Read more

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Does my chauvanism and cruelty towards women have to do with my bi polar or aspergers?

Attitudes vs disease: We have no fence inside us to keep things from influencing each other. Attitudes are learned and culturally sanctioned. Diseases are physical, some genetically based. A certain attitude may be a comfortable fit for certain person who suffers from a certain disease, but so might a very different attitude. I doubt you can hold a disease responsible but since you ask, you may be able to change. Best! ...Read more

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Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and asperger's all mental illnesses?

Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and  asperger's all mental illnesses?

Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses. ...Read more

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Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.

Bi-polar, aspergers. Huge weight gain last 6 months. Taken of sleeping aids. Therapist/nuitritionist suggest k2 & calm for sleep.

Psychiatric review: Before running down the sleep supplement route when on medication is it always wise to talk to the prescribing psychiatrist - some supplements can be problematic depending on your meds - and too many cooks spoil the broth. Some psychiatric meds can cause weight gain - this should all be reviewed medically. ...Read more

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I heard the bornavirus is a major cause of bipolar disorder. How common is this virus in the U.S.?

I heard the bornavirus is a major cause of bipolar disorder. How common is this virus in the U.S.?

Not likely accurate: "Absence of evidence for bornavirus infection in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder." (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22290118) indicates "Our results argue strongly against a role for BDV in the pathogenesis of these psychiatric disorders." ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

Very different: With conduct disorders people often intentionally break rules and have delinquent behaviors. With aspergers they simply have quirky behavior and difficulty understanding social norms. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder?

What is bipolar disorder?

Manic depressive : Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder which is characterized by abnormally high (manic) and abnormally low (depressive) episodes. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder?

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. ...Read more

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What is bipolar disorder ?

What is bipolar disorder ?

EVALUATE: Bd is a biochemical/phisiologic illness, generally long- lasting, generally with recurrent serious depression and/or very energized, ill considered and sometimes psychotic behavior. The DX is made too casually these days, based on an episode of angry behavior and DX should be made ; confirmed with an expert. Treatment is generally manditory to manage. ...Read more

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What causes bipolar disorder?

What causes bipolar disorder?

Multifactorial: So far no one has established a genetic link with bi-polar disorder, and many have tried. It is certainly true that it runs in families, but that can be a result of the family environment. There is a reasonable theory that the manic episodes are a way of combating the depressive feelings and that both are the result of chronic internal stress leading to depletion of neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of bipolar disorder?

What are the symtoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar affective di: Bipolar affective disorder (bpad) is characterized by both manic and depressive episodes. Manic episodes typically last a few days with decreased need for sleep, increased self esteem, energy, and activity. Depressive episodes are 2 weeks or more of decreased energy, motivation, and self esteem. Episodes may be separated by days, weeks, months, or even years. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Usually: Bipolar disorder is often inherited, though the rates from parent to child are around 10%. If one of your parents has bipolar disorder, its a good idea to be aware of the symptoms and see a professional if they develop so one can learn how to cope and likely get on a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for bipolar disorders to be inherited?

Is it possible for bipolar disorders to be inherited?

Depression: Genetics play a role, so does the environment and your psyche (personality). ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder - how infrequent could the swings be?

Bipolar disorder - how infrequent could the swings be?

80 year gap between: I once saw a woman with a manic episode at age 96. She claimed not to have had any highs or lows since her only other episode of mania at age 16. ...Read more

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What should I do if you think you have bipolar disease?

What should I do if you think you have bipolar disease?

Evaluation: You should have an evaluation done by a mental health professional. There are several different types and can present differently from person to person. This link provides good information about bipolar disorder: http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=bipolar1&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.Cfm&contentid=130758. ...Read more

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Comorbidity (Definition)

In medicine, comorbidity is either the presence of one or more disorders (or diseases) in addition to a primary disease or disorder, or the effect of such ...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