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How Do You Know If Someone Is Bipolar
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
My mate knows lm bipolar he throws it n my face& l mixed emotions i try to stay calm but no a blow up comin. Its getn hard to control what do l do?
Bipolar Disorder: I see that you've listed multiple antidepressants in your clinical information, but no mood stabilizing medications. Using antidepressants without these mood stabilizers can risk manic episodes -- your moods will definitely be harder to control. Please see your psychiatrist asap. This could be why you're having blow-ups even though you try to stay calm. ...Read more
Why dx'd BPD by new pdoc?Every1 who knows me(7 yr bf,all friends new&old)is baffled.Im PTSD&Bipolar&USED to self-harm,but many yrs ago.No1 agrees BPD.
Ask the: provider who made the diagnosis which criteria were met. Is "pdoc" used as an abbreviation for psychiatrist or primary care physician? It would be best if the diagnosis was made by a psychiatrist or psychologist who has done a careful assessment using DSM criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar is a: difficult disorder 2 treat. It requires a lifelong commitment 2 medication and psychotherapy. Many people w' bipolar do not comply, discontinuing medication when they feel "better" or stopping bcause they don't like the way they feel on meds. Living w' someone w' bipolar is there4, not easy. If U R involved with someone w' bipolar, encourage them 2 stay in treatment. Family therapy can help 2 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually yes: A good psychiatric evaluation which includes the history, collateral information and the interview as well as a comprehensive medical evaluation and oftentimes laboratory work gives the doctor sufficient data to confirm such a diagnosis. The doctor also includes something we call the differential diagnosis in his diagnostic work up. ...Read more
Can someone tell me the signs/symptoms of Depression? Or possibly Bipolar. I know my mother and a few other family members are bipolar.
Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. With BP these R also manic states. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am bipolar with type 1 diabetes I would like to know if I can take antipsychotics like Zyprexa or Seroquel is it different than someone with type2?
When someone as being diagnosed with bipolar disorder 1, can that person change personalities.? Like two diffrent people?
Someone in my circle shows signs of a bipolar disorder and is on somekind of medication but wishes to keep it a secret from family and friends. ?
Agree with Dr Fricke: Not only is medical information especially mental health very confidential it is not good to make assumptions about someone else. Family and friends can be supportive and suggest treatment if they have concerns, but respect a person's right to privacy, . If you are concerned about danger to self or others call 911. ...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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