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My memory is failing..Is this a symptom of bipolar?

My memory is failing..Is this a symptom of bipolar?

Could be.: It is now becoming recognized that there is some cognitive dysfunction associated with bipolar disorder, manifested by deficits in working memory (the type of memory involved in holding a task in mind while you do something else) and executive functioning (planning, problem solving). Some research is showing benefit from nac (n-acetyl cysteine) 1000 mg twice a day, available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, from mania to depression. Symptoms of mania include markedly elevated mood and energy, reduced sleep and a reduced need for sleep, racing thoughts, and grandiose ideas. When mood changes are severe, psychotic ideation may be present. Symptoms of depression can include low energy, feeling sad, feelings of guilt and hopelessness that are out of proportion to the patient's actual situation, low motivation, inability to experience pleasure, and suicidal ideation. Sleep may be increased, and concentration may be impaired. Some manic patients may be extremely irritable rather than euphoric. Less severe but clearly abnormal mood ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

What are the symptoms of bipolar i?

Mania and depression: Manias include marked insomnia, racing thoughts, pressured speech, significant elevation in energy, engagement in excessive goal-directed behavior and risk-taking, and elated and/or irritable mood. Some experience hallucinations or delusions of power. Depressions can be severe and include days of excessive sleep, marked drops in energy, suicidal ideation, loss of interest, and negative feelings. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of being bipolar?

What are signs and symptoms of being bipolar?

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, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis.When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, ...Read more

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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

The symptoms of bipolar disorder are happy and sad?

Bipolar: Symptoms are extreme variation of moods from manic/hypomanic with pressured speech/irritability/flight of ideas/lack of sleep, to depressed phase with anhedonia, sad affect, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, and in both extremes tyhere is increase thoughts of self harm. ...Read more

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Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

If residential : treatment is covered by your insurance plan, it requires medical, psychiatric (neuro)psychological, & educational documentation that the child's illness is refractory to comprehensive outpatient treatment regimens despite parental adherence. See http://www.wolfcreekacademy.org/why/bipolar-disorder/#site-wrap or http://m.treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=NY&spec=241 ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder in an 11 year old? Symptoms and concerns?

Bipolar disorder in an 11 year old? Symptoms and concerns?

Seems awfully young: See a professional. While anything is possible, it seems young to be developing this disorder. If you are concerned that the person is having severe depression with episodes of mania, then seek medical help from a pediatrician or psychiatrist. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar in an adult female.?

What are the signs and symptoms of bipolar in an adult female.?

Bipolar sx: The same as in a man: episodes of high mood which can include, decreased need for sleep, high energy, gregarious, pressure to do things, grandiose thinking (can include paranoia and delusions), extreme irritability. Episodes can last days to months. At other times severe depression occurs for days to months. Some have mixed states with high energy and depressed mood. This is a complex conditon. ...Read more

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Do I have bipolar disorder? I looked up symptoms and they matched

Maybe, maybe not.: The best way to determine if you have bipolar or something else is to have an evaluation by a mental health provider. If you’re concerned about something, please have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or a psychologist for appropriate evaluation, where your diagnosis can be clarified and proper treatment may be implemented. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can bipolar disorder be different in teens/children and adults?

Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less need for sleep, temper tantrums and aggression are out of range for the precipitant. They can also be grandiose and inappropriately sexual for their age. Often the first episode in a child is depression. Caution i f there is a family hx of bp. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

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