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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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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 with bipolar disorder, sleep paralysis isn't a diagnostic criteria for bipolar. If you are concerned that you have symptoms consistent with bipolar disorder - seek diagnostic assessment with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. If the sleep experience isn't a 1-time incident than talk with your doctor about a sleep medicine consultation. ...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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Tell me symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Mania/depression: Bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness is a mental illness characterized by manic episodes of 3 days or more of decreased need for sleep, elevated self esteem, and increased productive activity and depressive episodes of 2 weeks or more of unexplained sadness, decreased self esteem, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased ability to make decisions, and lack of motivation. ...Read more

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Could a teen develop bipolar disorder?

Yes: Yes, and recent evidence suggest that, in fact, teenage years might be the most common time of onset of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Can you please explain bipolar disorder?

Can you please explain bipolar disorder?

Manic Episodes: By definition, a person needs to have what is known as a manic episode (or something called a mixed episode) in order to have bipolar disorder. It can be rather confusing that one does not also need to have episodes of depression, althought most people with bipolar disorder do have both-episodes of mania and depression. That is why the old name, manic-depression is not always so great. ...Read more

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How to explain bipolar disorder to boss?

With trepidation?: First, you need to make sure you want to let your boss in on that, and make sure you can't be fired. If you work for a company with greater than 50 employees, you are probably safe. Then, ask boss when would be a good time to have a talk and schedule it. Finally, explain the best you can, what you have wrong with you and your plan to control it. The plan part is what your boss wants to know. ...Read more

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How do know if you have bipolar disorder?

How do know if you have bipolar disorder?

See a psychiatrist: Have an evaluation by a. Psychiatrist bring a relative or friend who knoews you well as an outside observer. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have bipolar disorder?

Psychiatric Eval.: Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show 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 ...Read more

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Could bipolar disorder change your appetite?

Could bipolar disorder change your appetite?

Yes - Treatment Also: Yes, people with bipolar disorder can have shifts in their appetite that can lead to either weight loss or weight gain. At the same time, medicines that are used to treat bipolar disorder can also affect appetite, so this needs to be monitored as well. ...Read more

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Can I have bipolar disorder, how can I know?

The best way to know: Is via a psychiatric evaluation. There may be symptoms of depression, mania ; hypomania. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show 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, . ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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