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I Think I May Be Bipolar How Can I Know For Sure
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
Have a comprehensive: Psychiatric evaluation to know. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more
How do I know if I have ADHD I have often been told I have obvious ADHD symptoms. These symptoms are really starting to challenge me as a student. I just want to know how i can be more sure if I have it, and how to be diagnosed?
There : There are two categories of symptoms for attention deficit disorder: attention and hyperactivity. Letâ€™s talk about attention first. You said this is impacting you are a student. Are you losing or forgetting the things you need for school â€” your homework, your text books, your pen, etc.? Are you getting answers wrong on tests because you are not paying attention to details? May be you are careless? Do your teachers or your parents tell you that you donâ€™t seem to be listening to you when they are talking? Are you so bored that you donâ€™t finish your assignments or that you day dream in class? Are you easily distracted? For instance, when the teacher is talking do you start focusing on the bird flying by outside instead? Do you have problems following instructions or staying organized? Regarding hyperactivity: do people compare you to the energizer bunny or the tasmanian devil because you have so much energy? Are you a motor mouth? Are you always on the go, go, go? Can you stay seated during a full class or do you find yourself squirming and getting up out of your chair? Is is hard for you to just relax and be quiet? Do you interrupt other people or answer them before they even finish their question? Are you irritable or do you get angry fairly easily? If you answered yes to a lot of the hyperactivity and the attention questions, it is possible that you could have attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. If you have attention problems without the hyperactivity â€” you could have attention deficit disorder. See your family doctor to discuss the possibility that you could have adhd. Your doctor may assess you or might send you to a specialist. There is help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I figure out if I have bipolar disorder I have not gone to see a doctor, but from what I have researched and with how i feel and act, i think bipolar may be something i have.
The : The only way to reliably answer your question would be by making an appointment with a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist with experience in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, and having yourself thoroughly evaluated. If there is no such doctor in your area and a doctor's visit requires lengthy travel, you should look for a psychiatrist who uses telemedicine. Telemedicine is a method of patient evaluation through an audio/video link, usually with the help of such common computer software as skype or oovoo. It could be very effective in psychiatry, where patient travel is either difficult or impossible. Many insurances reimburse health care providers who use this method at the same rate as the office visit. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact my office at 877-483-2071. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marfan's syndrome: You need a complete physical examination to look for the hallmarks of marfan's syndrome including body measurements. Your primary care doctor can do it for you. If not, consult a geneticist. ...Read more
Look for...: ...White, red, and yellow patches of skin that is numb. In more severe cases blisters develop 1–2 days later, then become hard and blackened (but usually appear worse than they are). If the area freezes further, deep frostbite occurs, causing damage to muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. That is a serious situation, sometimes resulting in loss of fingers or toes. ...Read more
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
Review and evaluate: You can probably benefit from seeing a mental health professional soon who can perform a mental status exam (mse)--a series of questions to review your symptoms and help determine if your symptoms fit a depression diagnosis of some sort e.G, adjustment disorder versus major depression or other issues that may relate to depression and/or be referred for additional help e.g., a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best way: Is to simply speak to your doctor about bipolar and why you are concerned about this diagnosis. He will be able to help you get a referral to a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication if he agrees that you have bipolar. ...Read more
Can you be diagnosed with depression online? I don't know how to tell my parents about what I am feeling and would like to know if I might be depresse
Recommendation : Unfortunately there are not the way to make a diagnosis of depression on line. If you older than 12 you may talk to your pediatrician alone and discuss your concern, and give him permission to discuss this with parents, if you afraid to talk with them by yourself. Being up and down at teenager age are normal. But better to discuss this concern earlier than late. ...Read more
Complete Exam: ADHD is very common, and many people who think they have ADHD will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than half of adults with ADHD have a 2nd mental health issue. So you must get an evaluation by someone who is trained & experienced in Adult ADHD, and you must have a thorough and comprehensive evaluation to sort everything out., including other possible medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar Disorder: The best is to meet a psychiatrist for an evaluation as there may be online surveys and checklist but these are just screening tools and can not replace a good evaluation.Lot of mood symptoms can be seen as depression or bipolar so please dont have a self diagnosis or what friends say get help asap.Its really helpful with new gen meds and treatment options. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have an evaluation: It sounds like depression is the major issue here and it can contribute to lack of sleep, decreased motivation, and other symptoms. Help is available and can be very beneficial. A combination of medication and counseling is usually a good course of action to start with. Your primary doctor is often a good a safe place to start. ...Read more
I think I have bipolar disorder. How do I know for certain if I have it or not? I have taken those quizzes online, which sometimes can be unreliable, but both of them said I am bipolar, i just want to make sure.
Hello. : Hello. Those tests can be suggestive of bipolar disorder. But because there are many other things that can have some of the same symptoms, the tests should not be used to make a diagnosis. I recommend that you see either a psychiatrist or a psychologist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have depression but I don't know how to tell and if I do have depression I need to know.
Depression: Feeling of hopelessness or sadness without any reason. Thoughts of dying or killing ones self. Inability to focus on tasks. Memory problems. Loss of sleep or increased sleep. Loss of appetite, or interests in things that you have enjoyed in the past. All these are concerning. If you have any combination of these symptoms please seek Immediate help by. Depression is aTreatable medical condition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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