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Is It Possible To Have A Diagnosis Of Cyclothymia And Bipolar Disorder
Cyclothymic : Cyclothymic disorder is a subtype of bipolar disorder often ignored. Current evidence indicates that cyclothymic disorder is a prevalent and highly impairing disorder on the bipolar spectrum. In fact perugi et al 2011 found impulsivity could be associated with comorbidity with cyclothymia. Impulsivity often can lead to drug addiction, job loss, loss of relationship and impaired judgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Worsen sxs: The two worst decisions you cam make if you have bipolar spectrum disorder are: 1. Not to take prescribed psychotropic medications & 2. To use illicit drugs. Illicit drugs usually markedly decrease effectiveness of other treatments and leads to deterioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prove To Who?: Mania is a cluster of symptoms that occur over seven days (or less if hospitalization or incarceration is required). You cannot prove that the mania was not drug induced but if a drug test and thyroid function is normal and there was no head trauma it is widely accepted to be a bipolar mania. ...Read more
None usually: Bipolar disorder is a clinical diagnosis, meaning there is no purely objective test or analysis used in diagnosis. On the other hand, an astute psychiatrist will always be vigilant for the potential of bipolar disorder symptoms being caused by a medical disorder such as hyperthyroidism, focal brain lesions (rare), certain medications like weight-loss medications, etc. ...Read more
All these medications, but no diagnosis? I'm 22, and suffer from depression, and anxiety. When i see my doctor, he usually writes "bipolar disorder" across my file, but tells me I do not have bipolar disorder. He has had me on several medications includin
I am almost sure that I have a bipolar disorder & my depression & anger is ruining my life. Where can I go for diagnosis & treatment? In baltimore, md
You can...but?: It is your life, your body. If you go to a respected psychiatrist who recommends meds you have a choice. You could go for a second opinion. You could try different psychotherapeutic techniques. It depends upon how crippling the condition is to you. But you always have the choice of refusing treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! I'm bipolar and would like to know is it possible for people with bipolar disorder to fall and stay in love with somebody?
Absolutely: It's definitely possible, you just have to find the right person who will be open minded about your disorder and will be supportive even through the rough times. Life as a bipolar patient is not always miserable and you are perfectly capable of having a happy, intimate relationship with someone, and definitely capable of feeling love. Best of luck to you :-) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is something like a mild form of bipolar disorder. Patients typically cycle through phases of hypomania and depression, but not rapidly as happens in bipolar disorder and the symptoms aren't as severe; you also have to have these problems for a period of at least two years for the syndrome to be considered cyclothymia. You can think of it as a ...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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