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Grandiosity In Bipolar Disorder
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
How come bipolar disorder and pathological lying can coexist? Is it primarily when the person is grandiose?
Yes: It may be a little bit of an oversimplification to say that mania or hypomania lead to pathological lying invariably although it is in fact encountered quite a bit. However, in a mixed state or when someone is very depressed one may get a very different kind of pathological lying that is related to the help rejecting and self destructive patterns seen more typically in depressive states. ...Read more
Mania and depression: Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2). Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated: BP symptoms include racing thoughts, grandiosity, mood swings, agitation & sleep probs. Many good meds (e.g., symbyax, lithium & depakote) are available to treat bp. Careful diagnosis is essential since BP and adhd often co-occur and share symptoms such as inattention, distractibility, sleep probs, impulsivity & risk taking. BP is also often misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mood cycling d/o: The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the type of bipolar d/o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most common symptoms of bipolar disorder? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
To REALLY know: If you have bipolar disorder, talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist. A diagnosis requires a good history & evaluation of your symptoms. Symptoms include manic or hypomanic episodes (abnormally elevated mood & energy) and sometimes depressive episodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bipolar: Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. 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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