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How Do You Know If You Have Bipolar
Irrational: In addition to the answer above, i would add that people with OCD know that their obsessions and subsequent compulsions are irrational, yet they cannot stop. Compulsions are performed to stop or satisfy obsessions and serve no useful purpose. Rather, it is debilitating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At your age?: The fact you are asking the question in the first place at the age of 49 in the second place makes it highly unlikely in that you need worry about identifying this disorder if you're looking to diagnosis yourself. And though we do not know everything about this problem we have learned pretty well how to identify it early on. You are more than welcome to present your symptoms for opinion. ...Read more
Anxiety symptoms: Excessive worry ( if for at least 6 months then is chronic) muscle tension sleep disturbance: insomnia fatigue, restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, headaches, sweating, dizziness gi symptoms: colics, upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, muscle aches increased heart rate shortness of breath trembling exaggerated startle response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe control: Anorexics are extremely concerned about weight, and often feel they're fat despite trusted others saying otherwise. They severely restrict the amount they eat, not covering nutritional needs. Sometimes they feel hungry, but they may not have this sensation anymore. They may also exercise severely to burn off calories, or use laxatives and diuretics. Very dangerous illness -- please get help. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you have bipolar ii disorder, you will experience severe depression and a less severe form of mania known as hypomania. Your doctor will review your history and current concerns to determine if you are having an episode of hypomania or if you’ve had one in the past and if your symptoms are causing significant problems in any part of your life such as your family life, your social life, work etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatric eval: Mania or hypomania: aggression, agitation, v judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Insomnia feeling of helpnessness overeating or lack of appetite difficulty cocentrating irritability loss of interest in pleasurable activities lack of energy or fatigue sad feelings and emptiness suicidal thoughts you dont have to have all the symptoms it varies from person to person and degree of depression. ...Read more
Everyone Gets It: Just takes time. Usually the normal version of arthritis happens usually in people in their 40s or older. If you think you have it at a younger age, then you need to be evaluated and as young as you are you could have a juvenile type that needs further workup. Suggest seeing your doctor first and maybe even a rheumatologist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is anxiety: Anxiety smptoms are multiple and can imitate physical illness. Primary is a state of worry, dread, or mental unease. Physical signs maybe racing heart, sweating, lump in throat, stomach or bowel upset, dry mouth, restlessness, and others. If this occurs frequently consult with a health professional would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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