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Is Talking To Yourself Sign For 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
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
Frankly: Be honest. Explain your concerns. Tell them directly what type of help you desire. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.?
Encourage you to be: Evaluated by a psychiatric or a clinical psychologist for an accurate assessment. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a patient who is showing signs and symptoms of schizophrenia. Fhx of bipolar disorder in the family. Patient reports auditory hallucinations, along with criteria for conduct disorder. The schizophrenia happens to be followed by affect of schizoid p
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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