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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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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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Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?

It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read more

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Does dysthymia evolve into bipolar disorder?

Does dysthymia evolve into bipolar disorder?

No: They are 2 different disorders. Dysthymia is chronic depression and bipolar includes both manic and depressive episodes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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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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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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Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Could depressive psychosis / psychois depression cured?

Yes, treatment helps: Yes, there are effective treatments for psychotic depression. For the most effective help, work with a psychiatrist who can fully evaluate all your symptoms and prescribe the best medications. Also psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. ...Read more

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Are bipolar disorder and depression related?

Are bipolar disorder and depression related?

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

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17yrgrdaughter HS bipolar, add, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.On vivanse 60mg, straterra 60mg.Risperdal2.5.She is unhappy/goes off.Wht meds cd work.Sad?

17yrgrdaughter HS bipolar, add, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.On vivanse 60mg, straterra 60mg.Risperdal2.5.She is unhappy/goes off.Wht meds cd work.Sad?

Patients on: Stimulants generally need Depakote to help prevent vyvanse from effecting the mood. Risperdal is cheap, but not approved for bipolar depression. A trial on Latuda (lurasidone) with Depakote would be warranted in my opinion. Vyvanse may need to be raised and i wonder if strattera is really needed. Pms may be managed by Prozac only when symptoms are present, or through the month unless racing thoughts set in. ...Read more

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Is manic depression the same as bein borderline bipolar or bein bipolar?

Is manic depression the same as bein borderline  bipolar or bein bipolar?

Manic depression: "manic depressive" illness is an older term for bipolar disorder. "borderline" is a type of personality disorder -- very different problem although affective instability may be part of both. The drivers for each are different, borderline pd generally going "off" when fears of abandonment are triggered. Bipolar (manic depressive) d/o doesn't require that for a manic or depressive episode. ...Read more

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Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

Depression, social anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, loneliness, no friends, what to do?

That is a lot going : On ; it doesn't sound like fun. Take on a little "can do" attitude. Encourage you to enlist the care of a good psychiatrist as well as a therapist/ psychologist. Alk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?

Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more

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1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

Bipolar management: Treatment of mood disorders often entails trials of various medications often in combination. These disorders are often chronic disorders requiring continuous medication monitoring with dosage adjustments or changes. Non medication therapies may also be necessary. Discuss your concerns with your md and take an active role in the treatment process. Remind yourself your illness is treatable. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Are mental disorders like depression, bipolar, social anexity disorder inherited?

Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more

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Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

Living with borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder, what to do?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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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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Can you have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder & major depression at the same time?

Can you have borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder & major depression at the same time?

Yes, often does: Mood disorder has to do with symptoms you experience while personality disorder has to do with a pattern of difficulty with relationships. A chronic mood disorder that begins early in life can lead to a personality disorder. Meds might help the mood but psychotherapy is needed to address the interpersonal problems. ...Read more

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Is depression extreme selfishness?

Is depression extreme selfishness?

No: Depression is a neurobiologic disorder and nothing to do with being selfish. Please seek help so you do not feel this way. Good luck. ...Read more

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