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How Long Does Bipolar Depression Last
Took 20mg of prednisone for five days. I have bipolar and it threw me into a deep depression. How long will effects last before it is out of system?
As long as weeks: Unless you abruptly stop it and/or utilize appropriate medications to alleviate the depression - antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, or even brief trial of an antidepressant. Even then it may be prolonged. If you were not aware of it you may want to try any other available option in treatment in the future knowing you have this susceptibility. Also, inform your md of your reaction and diagnosis. ...Read more
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I'm 24 and suffered from depression for years due to family pressures. For the last few years I have done some strange things. I think it's bipolar?
It's possible: If "really happy" means staying up for a few nights, spending lots of money, engaging in high risk behaviors, having racing thoughts, and grandiose plans, then, yes. If really happy means relieved that the depression has decreased and now the person can experience some joy in life then maybe not. The details matter here. I would see a psychologist or psychiatrist to explore the answer. ...Read more
I have Major Depression & for the last 3 weeks I've been feeling extremely irritable and angry. Do I have a risk in turning into Bipolar?
How long does it take to find the right fit treatment for affective disorders like bipolar, depression?
Depends.: A good history and mental status examination will help your doctor determine what medications will help you . There are different types of Bipolar disorders and the medications will target those symptoms. It may take a few weeks to see if the medications help.a good therapeutic relationship with your psychiatrist and therapist is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 to 3 weeks: As we usually start it low and taper up, from 20 mg to 100 mg, it can take from 1-3 weeks to start working. Titrating many times prevents side effects. We do not know w certainty its mechanism of action, but we suspect is its effects on receptors and neurotransmitters, like Serotonin, while balancing the Dopamine receptors preventing a switching to mania, like regular antidepressant can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i wean myself off prozac? I've been bipolar for sometime and diagnosed with depression. Docs appt jan 31 can't wait that long. Its. Bugging me.
The doc prescribing: Is the one you should speak to now to voice your concerns first most. And maybe they can help you find a different psychiatrist with a shorter waiting time. Mainly please try not to do your own medication management without first talking it over with doc who prescribed it or your primary care physician. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I initially had depression for years, it went untreated for a prolonged period of time, could this have escalated to my current condition, bipolar 2?
No.: Diagnosing bipolar disorder can be controversial among psychiatrists. One view is that you had bipolar II all along, but it was not clear, and it merely looked like you had unipolar depression. Either someone took a closer look, or you developed hypomanic episodes, which clarified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: It certainly could be. You can get some idea by answering the mdq mood disorder questionnaire on line. Just type it into your browser. A diagnosis however would need to be made by a physician or therapist. I wish you the best. By the way, are the toboggan runs still open in palos? I have some of my fondest winter memories from going down those with friends and family. ...Read more
I only get depressed when something sad happens and it usually lasts a day. Is this bipolar or add/adhd?
Doesn't sound like: Either. Most of us feel down when something sad happens. ...Read more
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
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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