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Could Untreated Depression Turn Into Bipolar Or A Psychotic Disorder
It may: Why it may, is based on the fact that depression can precede or be a part of bipolar disorder that is in the depressed mode and hypo-mania or mania may follow. It may also be that the depression becomes so severe that the depressed person becomes psychotic. Ptsd folks can have a psychotic depression as well. Brain trauma can cause a psychotic depression as can alzheimers dementia. ...Read more
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Bipolar: Bipolar disorder has different phases of illness, and different levels of intensity. Bipolar patients may have more depression episodes than mania or hypomania. Also, depressions in bipolar disorder may be without, or with, psychotic features. Psychotic features may include hallucinations & delusions with themes of personal inadequacy, guilt, disease, death, nihilism, or deserving punishment. ...Read more
I have bipolar depression with psychotic tendencies and it stresses me out to the point that I get nauseous and vomit. Could I be anxious or scared?
Anxiety disorders: Frequently accompany bipolar disorder and amplify the condition. Specific treatment adjustments are necessary with this combination. Speak with your provider to determine the best treatment plan. Therapy to develop/improve anxiety management and stress reduction is very important. Yoga, meditation, mindfulness practice can be very helpful. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Help me I have bipolar psychotic depression and severe anxiety! I feel the need to be hospitalized and sedated sometimes. Is sedation good for me?
At times: The thing with bipolar disease with psychotic features is sometimes you do need to be hospitalized to get the medications/treatment stabilized. This is for your protection. ...Read more
I can't tell the difference between psychosis and bipolar in one relative that suffers severe mood changes depression and too many bad thoughts about others. Which one is he?
Bipolar manifests: In extreme mood fluctuations. Psychosis is being out of touch w/reality. The bad thoughts you mention may fall into this category. Your friend may be experiencing both. Psychiatric help is necessary to manage this. Good life style choices concerning food, exercise, rest, are also helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for depression but still suffer from ptsd bipolar 2 psychosis anxiety sleep problems racing thoughts agitation what meds could help me?
I am bipolar have depression ptsd psychosis anxiety n have trouble sleeping. My dr only has me on lexapro (escitalopram). What other meds might help the other proble?
Prazosin, atypical: Your doctor could try an atypical antipsychotic like seroquel or risperdal, and prazosin which may help for ptsd related nightmares and insomnia. Another mood stabilizer such as Depakote or lithium may also be needed for your regimen. I notice your medication list also includes abilify, Cymbalta and geodon (ziprasidone). I wonder how you responded to them. ...Read more
Dr wants me off stelazine as it makes me feel depressed. Wants to put me on Depakote but I'm not bipolar. I'm BPD & psychosis. Is she right to do this?
It is a: Good mood stabilizer used for a lot if conditions and probably will work. She knows you and your history and reactions to meds. You should trust her. ...Read more
Not really: Depression and schizophrenia are separate illnesses. Severe depression can have psychotic symptoms as part of the symptomatology. However, this is not all that common. It is much more likely that with mild and moderate depression you will not have psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. However, depression is a serious illness and you should get help if you are depressed. ...Read more
Could you tell me if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?
I'm curious if left untreated or at least undiagnosed, can bipolar disorder become full on depression?
Yes there are suibstitute foods depending on what needs to be achieved. Most fish has good protein and some fish oils which are good for your health. Chicken can also give good proteins but it does not have the oils that the fish provides.
But make sure that you remove the skin from the chicken in order to remove the anima lfats which are not healthy. ...Read more
Maybe: Most depression remains unipolar, does not become bipolar, if not treated. Bipolar disorder commonly has, as a first episode, a depression. If untreated, it can continue as depression, or resolve, or, less commonly, switch to a manic or hypomanic or mixed state. It can be very difficult to distinguish whether a first episode of depression is unipolar or bipolar. Best to consult a psychiatrist. ...Read more
I initially had depression for years, it went untreated for a prolonged period of time, could this have escalated to my current condition, bipolar 2?
No.: Diagnosing bipolar disorder can be controversial among psychiatrists. One view is that you had bipolar II all along, but it was not clear, and it merely looked like you had unipolar depression. Either someone took a closer look, or you developed hypomanic episodes, which clarified. ...Read more
Mood: They are related in that they are both mood disorders. In other words, both affect emotions or moods. Treatment, however, is different in terms of medication. Bipolar usually requires a mood stabilizer; whereas, depression is usually treated with an antidepressant. Some times an antidepressant is added to a mood stabilizer, but it's uncommon for bipolar to be treated solely with an antidepressan. ...Read more
Yes, technically but: Sometimes they are confused one with the other. When depression resists all antidepressant medication one has to think bipolar disorder, since in bipolar disorder individuals antidepressant meds often aggravate it. Major depression can evolve into bipolar disorder. Rarely bipolar can become major depression. Depression gets depression meds, bipolar - mood stabilizers & sometimes depression meds. ...Read more
Get professional: Help. Encourage you to work with a psychologist and a psychiatrist who have experience in dealing with bipolar spectrum disorders. ...Read more
Terminology: There are a number of conditions that fall under the spectrum of bipolar disorder. Essentially, bipolar disorder encompasses periods of low energy, low mood and other impairments (depression) as well as periods of high energy & increased mood (mania or hypomania). The term bipolar depression is referring to only the depressive cycle that is part of a bipolar disorder. ...Read more
BPD = general term:
There are several kinds of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar depression is the depressed phase of the two extreme poles. All people have moods, however, normally the variation is not extreme. To be labelled bipolar, a person needs to have had at least one past manic episode. A website, www. Bipolar. Com is a good reference for more specific distinctions between the different variations of bpd. ...Read more
Driving BPD: If stable & have valid driver's license. ...Read more
Evaluation: To get an accurate diagnosis you need to see your doctor. They may order blood tests to rule out any underlying medical illnesses that could be causing your symptoms (i.e. Thyroid disease). Once all medical reasons are ruled out, then a mental health evaluation of your symptoms can help clarify a diagnosis for accurate treatment. ...Read more
Bipolarvs Depression: Actually, according to the criteria used, one may have only ever had manic moods, or mania, and qualify for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. That is why the term manic-depression is confusing. One may never have been depressed at any time, and still have bipolar disorder. ...Read more
Yes: There is deep brain stimulation which is experimental for severe resistant cases. ...Read more
Yes: The severe depression is one of the two poles in bipolar disorder. The other end of the pole is mania or hypomania (when someone might be elated, agitated, impulsive, with high energy level & ^ productivity). A person may vacilate between depressed and manic/ hypomanic periods. They may have normal periods in between (or not). Mixed mood is also possible. ...Read more
Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more
Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more