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Hi I was wondering what the symptoms of bipolar are?

Hi I was wondering what the symptoms of bipolar are?

Cyclic mood: I agee this is a long answer but look at bipolar as having either just mania, hypomania and depression or a mixture of irritability, depressed mood, poor response to antidepressants, short episodes of depression. However, to be really diagnosed, see your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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 are the symptoms of bipolar?

What are the symptoms of bipolar?

Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar 2?

Hypomania: I agree with dr stuart. One thing i would add is bipolar 2 is characterized by hypomania as opposed to mania in bipolar 1. The depression may be just as severe. The difference between mania and hypomania is the degree of grandiosity and risk taking. By definition, mania includes psychosis (hallucinations, delusions) and/or hospitalization and/or legal problems. 1 lifetime manic episode = bipolar 1. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder like?

Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder in children?

Resources : Go to aacap.Org, click on facts for families on the right side of the page. Put bipolar disorder in the search field and then click on bipolar disorder in children and teens. ...Read more

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So, what else are like the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Organic mood disorders, cyclothymic do, substance induced mood disorders, schizoaffective do, some personality disorders, adolescent depression & borderline personality. ...Read more

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I was curious, what are like the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder: Means a person has periods of depression & manic periods (high energy despite little sleep, uncritical self-confidence, rapid talking, racing thoughts, incessant & unproductive activity, foolish or risky plans). These depressed & elevated moods can be mild to severe. Consult a mental health professional for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

Mania and depression: Manias include marked insomnia, racing thoughts, pressured speech, significant elevation in energy, engagement in excessive goal-directed behavior and risk-taking, and elated and/or irritable mood. Some experience hallucinations or delusions of power. Depressions can be severe and include days of excessive sleep, marked drops in energy, suicidal ideation, loss of interest, and negative feelings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar ii?

Mood instability and: Swings from depressive symptoms sleep problems and loss of drive, energy and motivation to bouts of elevated moods that may be a little more productive & are accompanied by agitation and insomnia. If the elevated periods (hypo-mania) become mania the disorder is then from that point on said to be type i bipolar disorder. Generally the periods of hypo-mania in bipolar ii are not necessarily happy. ...Read more

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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

Bipolar: Symptoms are extreme variation of moods from manic/hypomanic with pressured speech/irritability/flight of ideas/lack of sleep, to depressed phase with anhedonia, sad affect, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, and in both extremes tyhere is increase thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of bipolar depression?

Variable: Bipolar depression is like unipolar depression, but more likely to include hypersomnia than insomnia. People with bipolar also can have mixed episodes which include symptoms of both mania and depression usually with pronounced irritability. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of bipolar and autism similar?

Are the symptoms of bipolar and autism similar?

Not at all: Bipolar disorder (bd) is a waxing and waning problem with mood--depression or mania. Autism is a sustained problem with impairments in social interaction, language, and odd or unusual behaviors. Autism starts early in life and is not something you can "catch" later; bd most commonly starts in teens or later. Bd is responsive to medication; autism is not. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar and depression disorder?

Bipolar: Dr. Fowler described major depressive d/o for you. Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts & speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable; can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

What is the difference between the symptoms of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Bipolar/Borderline: Bipolar is mood disorder. Borderline is a personality do. The two can coexist in the same individual. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar in men just curious cause it runs in my husbands family and he seems depressed for no reason?

Wide range: Symptoms of bipolar illness are variable and many that include manic phases to depressed ones and everything in between. I would urge you to encourage your husband in getting professional help with his symptoms with treatments and therapies today are more effective than ever! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for bipolar?

What are the symptoms for bipolar?

Mania and depression: The symptoms are either an unusually energized mood (mania) associated with impulsive decision making, rapid thoughts, reduced need for sleep, hyperactivity... Or a lethargic mood (depression) associated with pessimism, low energy, obessional worries and an inability to make decisions, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, etcetera. ...Read more

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Tell me symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mania/depression: Bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness is a mental illness characterized by manic episodes of 3 days or more of decreased need for sleep, elevated self esteem, and increased productive activity and depressive episodes of 2 weeks or more of unexplained sadness, decreased self esteem, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased ability to make decisions, and lack of motivation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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 more

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What are symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Many: Several and might include depression, mood swings, and mania. Online questionnaires are available for the public. Check the mood disorder questionnaire at: www.Dbsalliance.Org/pdfs/mdq.Pdfsimilar bring it to your md for further instructions. ...Read more

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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