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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 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)

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


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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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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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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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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. ?

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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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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What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

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

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

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