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Bipolar mania is: characterized by periods where patients have racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, and exhibit poor judgment often in areas relating to relationships and financial decisions. It's more energetic, not a down mood. Depression can be insomnia or too much sleep, loss of interest in activities, but by itself is not associated with mania. Depression and bipolar are both mood disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Bipolar Disorder: Manic depression is also called bipolar disorder. It is a psychiatric illness that affect about 1 -3 % of the population, and causes disabling mood swings. You can search online on a reputable medical web site for details. Someone who thinks they may have bipolar disorder needs a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist, as it is a difficult diagnosis. Treatments are very effective and safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing good.: Untreated bipolar disorder is highly recurrent and considered to have a poor prognosis. the interval between episodes tend to shorten with time. Full recovery without further episodes is very rare, and the likelihood of increasing chronicity is great. Without treatment worsening symptoms including an increased risk of suicide would be a major concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mood Swings: Manic depression is now called bipolar disorder. It is possible to only have a manic (or mixed) episode and still fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Symptoms of mania include rapid speech, racing thoughts, insomnia, impulsive behaviors and mood elevation. There are other symptoms which are best evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AKA Bipolar Disorder: In manic depression, known today as bipolar disorder, an individual must experience at least one depressive and one manic episode. For a complete listing of all symptoms and more information about this disorder, check out the national institute of mental health web-site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oppositeof depressed: Mania refers to a condition lasting weeks to months of elevated or irritable mood with increased energy, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, inflated self-perception, and impulsive behaviors such as excessive spending, promiscous sex, and high risk-taking. At its most severe, there can be hallucinations & delusions of granduer or persecution. It is treatable but many avoid help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid. Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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