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Ozzy Osbourne And Bipolar Disorder
Definitions: Dysthymia is a type of mood disorder -- chronic depression lasting for at least 2 years. There are disturbances in appetite, sleep, and energy; low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, etc. Mood disorders include both depression and mania -- euphoric or irritable mood (bipolar d/o). Adjustment d/o w/anxiety = clinically significant anxiety in response to clear stressor(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What main symptoms would i be going through with severe psychosis, bipolar 1, and antisocial personality disorder?
Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by bipolar-like symptoms, but can people lean more one way, like just towards depression?
I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder.Do I have bipolar disorder too?I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.
Too many labels: If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the DSM-V acknowledge mixed episodes in bipolar II disorder? My mood shifts: depression, hypomania, mixed episodes but no mania is this BPI or II
This distinction may: Be understood & applied to ur case on talking w ur MD. In very basic terms, what distinguishes bipolar I from bipolar II is presence of mania, as opposed to hypomania only. Some sxs are severe enough that they only occur in Bipolar I or mixed episodes including delusions, sxs, necessitating immediate hospitalization, catatonic sxs. Talk with ur md abt ur case specifically for best dx & care! :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which comes first, depression then eating disorder, or eating disorder then depression? I think I have a eating disorder. I'm very unstable mentally.
Why is it that some days I am in love with myself and other days i despise myself with a passion? Personality disorder? Mood disorder? Mental disorder
Impossible to say : What is clear is that you are suffering from this. I would recommend that you see your family doctor to rule out any physical illness and then either a psychologist or a psychiatrist who can take your history and diagnose what ails you. Then you can safely proceed with an agreed upon treatment plan. Help is available, so please utilize the mental health resources available. You deserve this help. ...Read more
Depression, lost focus, agitation, anxiety, personality disorder are problems I battle each day. Any help?
Well, we can't: treat you via this portion of Health Tap. But we can try to help point you in the right direction. Are you working with a therapist? If not, consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. See that you have depression and anxiety - are you on any psychotropic medications? If not, your provider can assess to see if that would be helpful. Don't lose hope - help is around the corner. ...Read more
I have mix SAD, GAD and PMS depression. My psy. Diagnosed me with Anxiety Disorder NOS. Is the diagnosis appropriate? And why?
Discuss w/ psy: The term may not really matter and from what you say SAD+GAD+PMS combined w/ whatever else, it sounds like a reasonable choice. The NOS must be what you're wondering about. It merely means that it is not an 'exact' fit w/ the 'specified' categories availabe in the big book. Like your meal may not be on the menu - but is a combo of a la carte items. Why do you care? Is Tx helping? Talk about it. ...Read more
I have major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. How complicated is it to get disability benefits? I live in VA
Find answers on: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/. Social Security requires documentation of functional disability or disabilities caused by your psychiatric disorders. They use records from your primary care provider, psychiatrist, psychologist & therapists & a psychological evaluation by a Ph.D. contracted with them. Also see http://www.ada.gov for your state's "Voc. Rehab" agency's number ...Read more
I have bipolar disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and ocd. Is there a cure that doesn't require tons of meds?
Probably: Bipolar disorder could account for social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, and compulsive behaviors so you do not necessarily have 4 separate disorders. Mood stabilization may help to allay the other syptoms. A mood stabilizer such as depakote, lithium, lamictal, trileptal, seroquel, or Abilify (aripiprazole) would be the place to start. Discuss this with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
Do most patients with lupus have atleast some psych disorder (depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorder, etc). I read so much on this. Why?
I suffer from a personality disorder (mixed cluster b/c), depression, anxiety and binge eating. How can I help myself recover and cope with life???
EVAL: Get a psychiatric evaluation for the symptomology that bothers you, and consider possible medication management. Then get a referral to a reputable clinician who specializes in whatever your issues may be. ...Read more
Could I have bipolar-like mood swings in borderline personality disorder. What are the mood swings like in bpd?
Often confused: They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bipolar ii, because both involve labile mood (mood swings), and people with both conditions have depressive episodes. People with bpd do not have true manic or hypomanic episodes. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy, bipolar disorder with medication. ...Read more
Are mental illnesses narcissistic personality disorder and psychotic depression related to one another?
It can happen: The 2 conditions are not directly related. But narcissistic personality-disordered people can become very depressed -- sometimes even psychotically so. This may happen due to perceived failures in empathy, to which they are exquisitely sensitive. Rather than being a little hurt and getting over it like less impaired people might, an npd person may lose his/her entire feeling of self-hood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
M South Indian.Since reality and imagination gets merged in schizophrenia this mental disorder is worse and dangerous than ocd right?
Unique conditions : Both are caused by physiological mechanisms, and each exist on a continuum of mild to severe. The truth is neither is technically worse than the other, although stereotypes about schizophrenia may make us think otherwise. Many people receive effective treatment and function well with either condition. However severe OCD can be just as disruptive to life as severe schizophrenia. ...Read more
I'm suffering badly with mental health problems. Having panic attacks and anxiety Prozac (fluoxetine) makes me go into a state of mania. Bi polar? Borderline?
Related: Patients with depression can be irritable and loose their temper. Rage can be a manifestation of anxiety disorder (the fight part of the fight or flight response) or part of an impulse disorder such as adhd or intermittent explosive disorder. Alcohol and drugs can disinhibit someone who is anxious or depressed causing them to have outbursts of anger. An evaluation is in order. ...Read more
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