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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. 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, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...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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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?

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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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