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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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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


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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?

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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

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Will stress cause bipolar symptom to return even while on medication?

Yes: Stress and insomnia are two of the greatest triggers for relapse into bipolar disorder. You will need to see your psychiatrist asap and have your medications readjusted. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you dou when you are a teen trying to cope with a bipolar dad?

What do you dou when you are a teen trying to cope with a bipolar dad?

Seek support: Seek a support group for bi-polar disorder. Seek out understanding family members, friends, clergy and counsellors such as at school. You may need to see a counsellor. Read and study the disease and try to know all that you can so that you understand why those with bi-polar d. O. Do what they do and act as they act. Protect yourself and your family as needed. Empathize and cope. You can do it. ...Read more

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How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read more

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How long does it take to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder by a psyciatrist for an adolescent?

How long does it take to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder by a psyciatrist for an adolescent?

Evaluation: The psychiatrist needs to gather the full history about the adolescent, which usually includes interviewing the parents/family as well as the identified patient. Being clear about bipolar disorder requires exploring a longitudinal history, the seeming symptoms or episodes of concern, and possibly getting some initial lab tests. The psychiatrist may need a session or 2 to do this and share feedback. ...Read more

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Hello doctorAll of my symptoms overlap both conditions. BPD and bipolar together is it possible?

Hello doctorAll of my symptoms overlap both conditions. BPD and bipolar together is it possible?

It is possible.: While it is possible to have both BPD and Bipolar Disorder at the same time, psychiatric diagnosis is often not very accurate. Rather than focus on what your diagnosis is, I would focus upon the specific symptoms you find most troubling and the psychiatric and psychotherapy approaches that alleviate them best. Consult a mental health specialist. ...Read more

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I am experienceing some dramatic personaility changes and bipolar symptoms. What could be the reason?

I am experienceing some dramatic personaility changes and bipolar symptoms. What could be the reason?

See Below: If your symptoms are new, contact your primary care doctor to get a full work up to rule out anything medical going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need to go see what mental disorder I have. I'm afraid I'm bipolar and embarrassed to admit to my symptoms?

I need to go see what mental disorder I have. I'm afraid I'm bipolar and embarrassed to admit to my symptoms?

Mental Disorder: Jenny, no need to be embarrassed. Doctors deal with this stuff everyday. It won't bother us and we don't share with anybody. Why don't you start with your regular doctor, tell him/her what is going on. If need be they can refer you to secondary care providers like therapists and psychiatrists if need be. It sounds like you don't want to feel like you do now, lets get it better, take that step ...Read more

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Are there any conditions opposite of bipolar (where mood rarely fluctuates)? If so, what are the full set of symptoms?

Are there any conditions opposite of bipolar (where mood rarely fluctuates)? If so, what are the full set of symptoms?

Flat Affect?: Flat affect: the absence or near absence of emotional response to a situation that normally elicits emotion. It is observed in schizophrenia and some depressive disorders. There can be many reasons a person does not exhibit normal mood fluctuations. Anyone exhibiting flat affect should be seen by a licensed therapist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am currently experience overwhelming amounts of thoughts going through my head & have every symptom of bipolar - what can I do to calm down?

I am currently experience overwhelming amounts of thoughts going through my head & have every symptom of bipolar - what can I do to calm down?

See your DR or a: Psychiatrist right away. There are variety of medicines to calm your nerves, slow down your thought process, relieve your anxiety and depression & help u sleep. Adequate sleep is very important in your treatment. If u smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, try quitting! take care! ...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, ...Read more