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Bipolar: Manic-depressive illness is now known as bipolar disorder. It refers to a condition where episodes of depression are accompanied by (at least one) episode of increased energy (mania or hypomania - where hypomania means a little mania). For most people it is the depression that causes most of the disability but the presence of some manic symptoms affects treatment decisions. ...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
Hyperactive: Often hyperactive, delusional & hallucinating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a diagnosis of "mood disorder" the same as bipolar? Is bipolar the same as manic depressive. My grandaughter says not one meds r helping her
In my 30's now and diagnosed as bi-polar but was a manic depressive at 13, don't want to take pills again, how can I cope?
Meds May Help: It is always good to pay attention to behavioral and environmental strategies to help you cope with your mood. For example, good sleeping habits, good nutrition, and consistent exercise are important. It also helps to have a good therapist and a support network of friends. However, please remember that bipolar disorder is related to biological changes in the brain, and meds may be helpful for now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression =: unipolar depression. Manic Depression = mania or combination of depression and mania or hypomania. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is topomax being used for bipolar disorder currently(off label)...Would it treat the manic or depressive phase? Has anyone had luck with it?
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