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Doctor insights on: Does Cipram Cause Rapid Delusion And Hallucination Seizures With Other Bipolar Disorder Medicines

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I'm wondering are delusions and hallucinations associated with bipolar disorder?

I'm wondering are delusions and hallucinations associated with bipolar disorder?

Delusions: Yes.
Delusions and hallucinations means psychosis. And yes it often is. Let me reassure you, its a treatable illness and stability in right hands rather an easy job, provided you do your part and your md, his.
Gain insight, more you will know, easy it becomes. This illness gives ample warnings of its arrival which you will ignore. Pay attention, and get hold of your md
see, , how easy it is! ...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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Can taking an anticonvulsant for bipolar disorder cause you to have seizures?

Can taking an anticonvulsant for bipolar disorder cause you to have seizures?

No unless stopped: Anti seizure medication actually protects against seizures and does not cause seizures. However, if you suddenly stop the medication without taper and have been on it awhile you're at risk of having a seizure. This can happen even if you haven't had a seizure before. That is why it is a good idea to taper the medicine down before stopping it. ...Read more

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Is there a link between caffeine use, epileptic seizures, and bipolar disorder?

Is there a link between caffeine use, epileptic seizures, and bipolar disorder?

No.: Caffeine use definitely does not cause either seizures or bd, nor is there a link between seizures and bd. Although a number of anticonvulsants turn out to be effective treatments for bd too, that does not mean that bd is a seizure disorder. Often, classes of medications work for a variety of unrelated disorders. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people with bipolar disorder to be delusional sometimes?

What are the causes of people with bipolar disorder to be delusional sometimes?

It is a symptom: Bipolar disorder has as one of the primary symptoms, grandiosity. An elevated sense of self-importance, but to the extreme levels. Some may believe they are god's or very important people like politicians and executives. As treatment takes effect, these symptoms usually diminish. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hallucinations? I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder. The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

What are the causes of hallucinations? I have both a/v hallucinations and bipolar disorder. The hallucinations are very disconcerting!

Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic symptoms, and can happen in many different contexts. In bipolar disorder, they can happen when you're either depressed or manic. I see no mood stabilizing or antipsychotic medications in your list, but I do see the antidepressants amitriptylene and bupropion. If this is true, it may be the reason for your hallucinations. Please tell your psychiatrist asap! ...Read more

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What triggers rapid cycling in bipolar disorder? I'm going through it. Dr. Prescribed seriquil. Will it work? Just took it once. Had psychotic episodes

What triggers rapid cycling in bipolar disorder? I'm going through it. Dr. Prescribed seriquil. Will it work? Just took it once. Had psychotic episodes

Wish we knew: Stress, disrupted sleep pattern, nutrition may contribute, but bottom line is some are more prone to rapid cycling. Mixed episodes are common. If you had psychotic symptoms seroquel (quetiapine) is one of the best treatments. Good luck. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Does bipolar disorder often have a delusional phase?

Does bipolar disorder often have a delusional phase?

Bipolar Psychosis: Yes it can be common for the highs and lows of bipolar disorder to present with psychosis like delusions or hallucinations. They are usually "mood congruent" which means that the delusions fit the mood episode. For instance someone who is depressed could believe that the devil is poisoning them, whereas during mania they might believe they are a famous figure. ...Read more

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Are auditory hallucinations a part of bipolar disorder?

Yes, they can be: There is psychotic mania and psychotic depression so yes, AH can be part of a severe bipolar episode. That person should seek professional help or go to the ER if they are a danger to self or others. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

Help please! Is bipolar disorder caused by drug abuse?

No: Drug abuse is bad. Abuse is by definition bad. But drug abuse cannot be blamed for everything. The symptoms that can lead to a person being diagnosed bipolar should be able to be distinguished from da. It may be difficult and they may co-exist, but they don't "cause" each other. Treatment is a good idea for either and certainly for both. Good luck! ...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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I need to find dr who understands the correlation between bipolar disorder and drugs?

I need to find dr who understands the correlation between bipolar disorder and drugs?

That's a shame: You need to try and find either a board certified addiction psychiatrist or a board certified psychiatrist who is also board certified in addictionology (like me). I think that drugs of abuse most certainly makes bipolar d/o worse and those with bipolar d/o suffer from a greater risk of substance abuse and dependency. I treat both at the same time in my clinic. You should be able to find someone. ...Read more

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Is there a bipolar disorder that causes intense rage one second and then massive guilt the next?

Is there a bipolar disorder that causes intense rage one second and then massive guilt the next?

Sounds as if...: Sounds like you have some mood instability. It is best to see a mental health professional who can help you in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Mood instability can be a part of bipolar disorder but it does not mean that is exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

Bipolar Disorder: May have been exacerbated by or trigger by domestic violence/ abuse. That does not mean it was the cause. What to do? Are you receiving help for your bipolar disorder? If not, getting mental health assistance is very important. If you are living in a home with domestic violence -if you elect to remain, then it would be very important to have a safety plan. This would allow you to leave before it. ...Read more

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For how long 1 has to take medicine for recurring bipolar disorder (mania) valence od500mg valium10mg serenace 25mg, is it completely curable?

For how long 1 has to take medicine for recurring bipolar disorder (mania) valence od500mg valium10mg serenace 25mg, is it completely curable?

Med Regimen: Bipolar disorder may not be curable but there are excellent medications available to treat the condition. Regarding your medications, you and your doctor will need to work as a team to see how you respond to your medications. This will dictate when medications are titrated, started or stopped. Although the medications you take may change over time, it isn't advisable to stop use of all meds. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Can Buspar (buspirone) cause mania in someone with bipolar disorder?

Not reported: Mania is not one of the reported adverse reactions for Buspar (buspirone).

You may be mistaking another constellation of symptoms for mania.

Check with your prescriber right away! ...Read more

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Do any drugs exist for bipolar disorder that are not in the valproic acid classification?

Absolutely: For many patients, valroate has lots of side-effects, esp. Weight gain as well as others. Lithium, which is an element, is indicated for bipolar disorder. Other medications are carbamazapine (tegretol) and the medications in the class called second generation antipsychotics. A common problem with many medications can be weight gain issues. I always try to avoid this with my patients. ...Read more

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I want to know if zopliclone causes weight gain and if is better than valium. I can't sleep and I have a bipolar disorder.

I want to know if zopliclone causes weight gain and if is better than valium. I can't sleep and I have a bipolar disorder.

Depression, Anxiety: I admire you for your concern for Health.
Irregular periods, weight gain and insomnia are likely due to stress causing Anxiety and Depression.
You have been taking Hiderax (Atarax) which helps with Anxiety and causes sedation.
Valium is for anxiety and is habit forming.
In some people Zopliclone can cause weight gain.
See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, Medication; Therapy for anxiety and depression ...Read more

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Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?

Bacterial meningitis, can it cause long term problems such as bipolar disorder or anxiety? Way of thinking? Impulse control?

Bacterial Meningitis: It is possible for residual neurological effects to occur by post- infectious syndromes or local inflammatory reactions. There is no specific post infectious psychiatric symptom. Years after the infection, an additional stressor may bring to the surface a sub clinical condition that was a residual vulnerability from the meningitis. ...Read more

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Father not taking his bipolar disorder (mania) medicine (valence500mg valium10mg)as he is better now. He only takes haloperidol liquid (. 25mg) is it ok?

Father not taking his bipolar disorder (mania) medicine (valence500mg valium10mg)as he is better now. He only takes haloperidol liquid (. 25mg) is it ok?

Russian Roulette: As is often the case with many individuals who suffer from mental illness, they decide to reduce or discontinue their psychotropic medications when they begin to feel better. Certain conditions especially bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often require long term use of medications. The patient is feeling better because of the medications and they risk relapse when stopping them. Consult with md. ...Read more

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I have type 2 bipolar disorder and its been unbearable. I'm either depressed or I'm so hyper I'm fighting my brain to calm down. I have no insurance for medicines. What shouldi do?

I have type 2 bipolar disorder and its been unbearable. I'm either depressed or I'm so hyper I'm fighting my brain to calm down. I have no insurance for medicines. What shouldi do?

There are options: This is a great question. There are older, effective medications for bipolar disorder that are much less expensive than the newer ones. Lithium is one example. Alternatively, many pharmaceutical companies have programs to help with the cost of medications that are based on income. Finally, some doctors or clinics have free samples of medications please ask your doctor about these alternatives. ...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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Can you please list strong drugs that people with bipolar disorder take?

Can you please list strong drugs that people with bipolar disorder take?

Mood stabilizer: Mood stabilizers are commonly used for treatment of bipolar disorder - i.E depakote, lithium, tegretol, Trileptal and lamictal. Antipsychotic medications are also used to stabilize one's mood - i.e. Abilify, zyprexa, seroquel, Risperdal and latuda (lurasidone). In some cases patients need both a mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic to stabilize their symptoms. ...Read more

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How do drugs affect someone with cyclothymia or bipolar disorder?

Worsen sxs: The two worst decisions you cam make if you have bipolar spectrum disorder are: 1. Not to take prescribed psychotropic medications & 2. To use illicit drugs. Illicit drugs usually markedly decrease effectiveness of other treatments and leads to deterioration. ...Read more

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Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

Does bipolar disorder cause facial tics?

No: Facial tics are not included in the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Facial tics can be caused by a few different things including medication side-effects. I have had patients who had both bipolar disorder and tourette syndrome. Each is a different condition. ...Read more

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I want to know which medication for bipolar disorder is less likely to cause weight gain.

I want to know which medication for bipolar disorder is less likely to cause weight gain.

Quite a few.: This depends on what your doctor prescribes as a mood stabilizer. Aripiprazole, Topiramate, Lamotrigine, Saphris, Latuda (lurasidone) are some of them. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder. I am taking hydroxizine 50mg as needed. It is good, but I need a more effective drug for anxiety?

Anxiety and Bipolar: I am wondering what mood stabilizer you're taking for your bipolar disorder, because none is listed in your medications. I see you're taking wellbutrin, (bupropion) which in itself causes anxiety in some people and could expose you to the risk of hypomania or mania. Please talk with your psychiatrist about this -- you may be leaving out some of your medications, or they may need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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