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How can I talk to my spouse into getting treatment for bipolar disorder?

How can I talk to my spouse into getting treatment for bipolar disorder?

Use abilify (aripiprazole) commerc: Can can use an ability commercial as a talking point treats bipolar depression take a internet personality test together. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

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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What to do if i think I have severe bipolar disorder.. How can I talk to my mom about it?

What to do if i think I have severe bipolar disorder.. How can I talk to my mom about it?

Get diagnosed: I would first schedule an appointment with your doctor. There is a possibility that you may not have bipolar disorder. I would still talk to your mom about it. Be direct, honest and express your concerns. She may be able to help by providing more of a family history on the subject. She can also be a good support. ...Read more

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How can you talk to parents about possible bipolar disorder?

Frankly: Be honest. Explain your concerns. Tell them directly what type of help you desire. ...Read more

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How can I talk to a doctor about suspected, bipolar disorder?

How can I talk to a doctor about suspected, bipolar disorder?

Discuss concerns: w/doc. BPD is, in my opinion, over-diagnosed today. Just mention your symptoms. There are other possibilities. A mental health professional is best in your case. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does bipolar disorder have psychotic features? I think I was misdiagnosed. Can you explain each aspect of bipolar for clarity so I can talk to my nurse practitioner

Does bipolar disorder have psychotic features? I think I was misdiagnosed. Can you explain each aspect of bipolar for clarity so I can talk to my nurse practitioner

Bipolar Disorder: Psychotic symptoms may occur with a severe depressive episode or with mania (Bipolar I Disorder). I think the previous answer may have been a description of Schizoaffective disorder. I am not able to provide a full response to your question in 400 characters of less. ...Read more

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I think I have deppresion and bipolar disorder.I looked at the signs and me and I have most of the sytom.Shoulditell some1.My personality changesalot.?

I think I have deppresion and bipolar disorder.I looked at the signs and me and I have most of the sytom.Shoulditell some1.My personality changesalot.?

Good to Seek Help: It sounds like you are very concerned about your mood. It would be an excellent idea for you to seek out help, and it would be best to set up an appointment with a mental health professional with whom you could discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Lack of sleep, irritability/snappy, too much energy. ...Read more

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I feel like i show signs of bipolar disorder. How do I get checked?

I feel like i show signs of bipolar disorder. How do I get checked?

Encourage you to be: Evaluated by a psychiatric or a clinical psychologist for an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am showing signs of bipolar disorder?

Need docs help! I am showing signs of bipolar disorder?

Seek psychiatric: Eval to determine if you have bipolar disorder or another mood disorder. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis. When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v. ...Read more

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Hi. I think i might have a bipolar disorder but i'm not sure yet. Can u tell me the exact signs of someone who has bipolar disorder?

Hi. I think i might have a bipolar disorder but i'm not sure yet. Can u tell me the exact signs of someone who has bipolar disorder?

Take an online test: Type mdq in your browser. Read directions on how to score it . If you are positive or close to positive on this test then you should seek out a psychiatric consultation for further confirmation or disconfirmation of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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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 more

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What are the symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder? Can you get commited involuntary if you have signs of this disorder?

What are the symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder? Can you get commited involuntary if you have signs of this disorder?

Mania: Mania is characterized by euphoria and/or irritable mood with: decreased need for sleep excessive energy rapid speech rapid thought impulsive or reckless behavior civil commitment legislation varies from state to state. In general a person has to be shown to suffer from a psychiatric illness and if treated is a potential danger to self or others. ...Read more

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I think I am experiencing sleep paralysis while I am dreaming of overdosing(description). Is this a sign of bipolar disorder?

I think I am experiencing sleep paralysis while I am dreaming of overdosing(description). Is this a sign of bipolar disorder?

? Sleep Paralysis?: Although sleep disorders can co-occur w bipolar disorder, sleep paralysis isn't a diagnostic criteria for bipolar. If you are concerned that you have sxs consistent w bipolar disorder - please seek diagnostic assessment w a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. If the sleep experience isn't a 1time incident than talk with your doctor about a sleep medicine consult. A sleep study is diagnostic. ...Read more

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Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?

Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?

Sxs: Racing thoughts and frequent mood swings might be seen with hypomania or mania related to bipolar disorder. It may be due to anxiety or an anxious depression. Certain drugs & medications can cause these symptoms. Mood swings are more prominent in some personality disorder. If you are experiencing these sxs - an comprehensive psychological assessment can help delineat the cause. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take to diagnose someone with bipolar disorder &/or borderline personality disorder? R these mental illnesses or personality traits?

Variable: It may take several sessions of history-gathering and observing to make diagnoses of this type -- but symptoms & mental status signs may be clear from the start. Borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder are both mental illnesses, not just personality traits. Both may be present in the same person. Borderline pd often has more intense symptoms in intimate relationships than others. ...Read more

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What can cause bipolar disorder?

What can cause bipolar disorder?

Multifactorial: As with many medical conditions the causes of bipolar disorder are not fully know. It is believed they are polygenetic, with multiple genes interacting resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance to the condition. This biology then interacts with environmental factors, both positive and negative which can have different effects based upon when in life or how many/often they occur. ...Read more

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How can you cure bipolar disorder?

There is no cure. : There is no cure for bipolar disorder. Medications help to control it and improve quality of life. There are no medications which can cure it. ...Read more

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How to deal with bipolar disorder?

Well...: Seek out an evaluation by a doctor have regular sleep habits, eat he, althy, avoid alcohol drugs, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How do you define bipolar disorder?

How do you define bipolar disorder?

See DSM criteria: You can look up the exact criteria used in research studies to learn more about it by searching online. The phrase "bipolar" is often overused, cheapening a formal diagnosis. It encompasses large swings in mood/energy/speed of thoughts/behavior which may last days/weeks at a time. See your local psychiatrist or primary care doctor for screening. Meds are most helpful but counseling can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more