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Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Very complicated: Bipolar disorder in a child is complex to diagnose and treat, and it definitely requires an expert. A thorough evaluation (and ongoing follow-up) by a child psychiatrist with expertise in this area is necessary. No competent doctor would offer recommendations online, without a detailed history and through examination. ...Read more
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
What is rapid cycling bipolar disorder and how do you treat it? I have bipolar 1 and was recently told i was a rapid cycler and was taken off concerta
Appropriate.: Rapid cycling can be both applied to bipolar i or bipolar ii. Presence of at least 4 mood episodes in the last 12 months that meet the criteria of manic, hypomanic or major depressive episode. These episodes can occur in any combination or order. Concerta can precipitate a manic episode. ...Read more
What triggers rapid cycling in bipolar disorder? I'm going through it. Dr. Prescribed seriquil..Will it work? Just took it once.Had psychotic episodes
I want to know if tramadol is a better choice for bipolar disorder with rapid cycling and mixed episodes, compared with Valium.
Mania and depression: Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2). Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the most common symptoms of bipolar disorder? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
To REALLY know: If you have bipolar disorder, talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist. A diagnosis requires a good history & evaluation of your symptoms. Symptoms include manic or hypomanic episodes (abnormally elevated mood & energy) and sometimes depressive episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression (sad mood, changes in sleep, energy ; appetite) and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts ; speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable. Both phases can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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