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Manic Depressive In Children
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Mania and depression: Manic depressive aka bipolar disorder includes manic episodes with elevated mood, decreased need for sleep, increased self esteem, impulsivity, and grandiosity, usually alternating with episodes of decreased sef esteem and loss of interest, motivation and depressed mood. Mixed episodes are also possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Manic Depression: is also called Bipolar Disorder. Mania is extreme hyperactivity, e.g., not sleeping, talking excessively, spending lots of money, etc. Depression is slowness, hopelessness, not going to work, etc. People who bounce back and forth the extremes of these states can be diagnosed w/BPD. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I would share: Your concerns with him in a non-judgemental way at a time when things are calm (ie. Not when there is an argument). Provide specific information. Let him know that you care. You can encourage him to consider seeing his doctor for an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Not likely: That would be a very disturbing thing and might clearly warrant help, but really not enough to "cause bipolar \disorder" though psot trauymatic stress disorder might be possible to be stemming from such an event. Sounds like a professional evaluation is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperactive: Often hyperactive, delusional & hallucinating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for a manic depressive to lose touch with reality or could something else be going on?
Complicated question: Now this is a complicated question. When a bipolar person is untreated the judgement can be impaired. There could be poor decisions made. So the sense of stability and reality could be off. However there are other medical concerns that could cause same issues. You are best to see your doctor and have a doctor who knows you very Welk this way you are comfortable and can discuss exactly how you feel ...Read more
See below: As was said before, medication to stabilize mood and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy will help with sx awareness, work on treatment adherence, establishing daily routine, and self-care. Psychotherapy also will help with creating a "crisis card" things to do/people to contact when sx return. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
20%: If a first degree relative (i.e. Father, mother, siblings) has bipolar disorder, the lifetime risk of developing an affective disorder (i.e.Depression, alcoholism, or bipolar disorder) is 20%. The risk among the general population is 1%. The good news is that there are effective treatments available. The bad news is that people must desire or want to take these meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aka 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 questions for additional details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manic depressive: This is an older term for what is now called bipolar disorder -- a mood disorder where a person experiences both depression and manic or hypomanic episodes over time. Bipolar disorder can be treated with mood stabilizing medications and antipsychotics as necessary. Sometimes antidepressants are used also, but caution is advised with those. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001924/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes It can: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stay Protected: We don't yet know how 2 cure manic-depressive disorder (aka bipolar disorder). We speak of helping people manage their symptoms & warning signs 2 prevent the recurrence of any manic or depressive episodes. Having loved ones & doctors u trust 2 help u watch 4 warning signs & help that ensure u stay well is ur best protection. Unfortunately, this disorder is notorious 4 causing people 2 lose insight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
People with bipolar: disorder I have known have had differing thoughts on the matter. When in the depths of despair - most people would willingly give up the depression. But, I have known people who did not want to give up on pure mania. There is less and less pure mania these days and more and more mixed episodes. Some people who are bipolar are intensely creative and see it as a blessing. This isn't simple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is someone to go 2-3 years without a single manic depressive episode with no medicine?
Is it possible to go 2-3 years without a single manic depressive episode while being on no medicine?
Yes: It's possible -- but i don't know what the person's illness you're talking about, is typically like. Sometimes people discontinue their medications because they don't want to take them. If a person with bipolar illness stops medication suddenly, s/he is more likely to have repeat episodes than with a more gradual taper. Also, substance abuse and erratic sleep/wake cycles make this more likely too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
is also called Bipolar Disorder. Mania is extreme hyperactivity, e.g., not sleeping, talking excessively, spending lots of money, etc. Depression is slowness, hopelessness, not going to work, etc. People who bounce back and forth the extremes of these states can be diagnosed w/BPD. ...Read more
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