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Type Ii Bipolar
I've no family history of psychological illness, but i was recently diagnosed with type II bipolar. How did i get this?
Bipolar: We don't know exactly how mental disorders develop; it's part biological and part environmental. Type ii bipolar is not as severe. I treat patients with type ii in my practice and many are quite stable. Find a therapist that will help you chart your highs and lows and help you track your moods. You can learn how to manage and cope with you ups and downs. ...Read more
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
Taking seroquel (quetiapine) for hypersomnia. Taking at night. I skip it when i need to study. Is that ok? I'm bipolar type ii
Not really: Seroquel (quetiapine) is prescribed more for bipolar disorder . Yes it can help your insomnia as well. If you need to study late at night , may be you can take before going to bed.Skiping your medication is not a good idea, unless it happens 2-3 times a month. Discuss with your doctor a plan, he or she will guide for better compliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have afib, type II diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, bipolar ii. Wondering if all conditions may be related somehow. All came about in 2 yrs?
Some correlation: Patients who are genetically predisposed to metabolic syndrome can develop diabetes and hypertension with weight gain. Uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes is a risk factors for atrial fibrillation. Severe hypothyroidism can cause some weight gain which reverses with adequate thyroid hormone replacement. So some of these disorders could be linked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more data: Fatty fish, such as salmon, lake trout, albacore tuna, halibut, mackerel and sardines, provide rich amounts of omega-3 fatty acids -- healthy fats that promote positive heart health and brain function. According to research published in "european neuropsychopharmacology" in may 2007, omega-3 fats may also improve symptoms of bipolar mania in children. More research is needed.It has been my clinical observation that in people on antidepressants, blood sugars over 200 can often cause ssri antidepressants he going to to stop working adequately. ...Read more
Drs dont agree on what bipolar type I have,seems 2 depend on my mood/behavior when they 1st meet me.Been dx'd w Bipolar I&II,how 2 know who is rite??
Bipolar Disorder: It may be more helpful to confirm diagnosis over a period of time rather than just a snapshot in time when you are first seen. Your ability to provide accurate historic information about your symptoms/ conditions can also impact correctness of diagnosis. ...Read more
Three: Generally there are 3 kinds: bipolar i, bipolar ii and bipolar nos. The difference depends on the symptoms of mania (severe insomnia, extreme energy, racing thoughts, pressured speech, elated and/or irritable moods). In bipolar i the mania lasts 3-4 days or is severe enough to need hospital stay. In ii the mania is called hypomania and is of shorter duration. In nos not all symptoms of mania exist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very good question: I hope someone can give you a good answer - or better than mine. I see it as evidence that there are problems with the concepts underpinning the diagnosis. Years back manic depression was a diagnosis which was dropped and became much of bipolar ii (not exactly, but close). Bipolar i is hard for some to see as different from major depression. It's likely more modifications will be made to the terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The symptoms can: actually mellow with age. One, you get used to the sx's and learn to control them better. Two, aging decreases the intensity of lots of things, including BP sx's (I or II). Three, the ability act out extreme mood swings also decreases with age, thus slightly lessening the likelihood of getting into trouble. Find a therapist, no matter what your age. ...Read more
See a Dr: Schedule a visit with a psychiatrist or psychologist to review signs and symptoms. If the disorder is present, treatment options are available. ...Read more
Mood stabilizer: Most common are lithium, depakote, or lamictal. Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are also used. Many other options if side effects or inadequate response to any of these. Antidepressants may cause mania if given alone without mood stabilizer, but are often given along with a mood stabilizer. Unfortunately all medications have potential side effects and is always risk vs benefit. Compliance is crucial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: If the person is acutely manic than an atypical antipsychotic may be a good choice. Mood stabilizers are helpful for long term treatment. Different people respond better to one drug than another. It is very individual. Many of my patients are happy with Lamictal as well as abilify (aripiprazole). But that doesn't mean they are the best. ...Read more
Bipolar vs Schizoaff: In schizoaffective disorder, the person suffers ongoing psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or delusions whether or not a mood problem is present. However, they can certainly be sick with depression or mania too. In bipolar disorder, mood instability is the main problem. There are no psychotic symptoms unless in an active episode of depression or mania. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) XR is highly effective in treating the various phases (manic, mixed & depressive) of both Bipolar I & II Disorder. Personally, I have found that Seroquel (quetiapine) works extremely well in patients who also have difficulty sleeping - as it is sedating and should be taken at night. Hope that answers your question and helps! ...Read more
Maybe: The medications used to treat different types of bipolar disorder are generally the same. The only difference i could see would maybe be the dosage. A person with very mild mood swings would likely be on a lower dose of a medication vs. A severe one. Some medications can also have multiple indications like seroquel, (quetiapine) which can help with schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. ...Read more
Differentiation: In schizoaffective disorder, the person suffers ongoing psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or delusions whether or not a mood problem is present. However, they can certainly be sick with depression or mania too. In bipolar disorder, mood instability is the main problem. There are no psychotic symptoms unless in an active episode of depression or mania. ...Read more