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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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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 signs of being bulimia?

What are signs of being bulimia?

Binge and purge: Bulimia requires the presence of episodes of binge eating, which has to do with eating large quantities of food within a short period of time. Also, there are behaviors wich focus on trying to get rid of these calories as quickly as possible through self-induced vomiting, excessive laxative use, or other efforts and "purging" the calories that have been eaten. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being bipolar?

What are the symptoms of being bipolar?

Intense up and down: Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes of abnormal fluctuations in one's biological rhythms resulting in manic highs characterized by decreased need for sleep, creativity and irritability or euphoric mood, followed by episodes of depression and apathy. Both states can be associated with increases in suicidality and psychosis and episodes can last anywhere from weeks to months. ...Read more

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What are the signs of being neurotic?

What are the signs of being neurotic?

Fundamental personal: Trait. It can be defined as an enduring tendency to experience negative emotional states. Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than the average to experience such feelings as anxiety, anger, guilt, and clinical depression. They respond more poorly to environmental stress, and are more likely to interpret ordinary situations as threatening. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bipolar?

What are the signs of bipolar?

Large mood swings,: Racing thoughts, increased irritability, grandiosity, increased multi-tasking, decreased need for sleep, increased sexual acting out, irresponsible spending, and increased impulsivity. Mood stabilizing medications such as lithium work well. ...Read more

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What are signs of depression?

What are signs of depression?

Depression Sx’s: may include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless,* feeling guilty, * low self-esteem, problems with memory, concentration or decision making, crying spells, suicidal thoughts, isolation from others, problems with job performance. Etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of depression?

What are signs of depression?

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being depressed?

What are the symptoms of being depressed?

Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more

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What are signs of sociopath?

Lacks empathy: Sociopaths lack genuine empathy towards others, use and manipulate others for the gain of the sociopath ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of being bi polar?

What are some signs and symptoms of being bi polar?

Multiple symptoms: Bipolar disorder may be associated with easy irritability, periods of elation varying w/ periods of sadness (as one matures there may be less elation and more periods of sadness), insomnia, lack of impulse control (ex:shopping spree, hypersexuality). People may self-medicate in order to sleep or feel happier. There may be rapid, tangential speech (jumping from one subject to another). ...Read more

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What are the first signs of being suicidal?

What are the first signs of being suicidal?

Warning signs: Most people who are suicidal show signs, e.g., serious emotional crisis, depression, pessimism, hopelessness, social withdrawal, heavy alcohol or drug use, increased impulsive or risky behavior, talking about a strong wish to die, making a suicide plan, giving prized possessions away, impulsive purchase of a gun or obtaining poisons or medications for killing oneself, or unexpected rage or anger. ...Read more

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What are signs of being pregnant?

What are signs of being pregnant?

Several: I presume you are asking about symptoms of early pregnancy. Missed period, urinary frequency, fatigue, changes in appetite, breast tenderness, emotional, nausea are some common ones. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of being underweight?

What are the symptoms of being underweight?

Underweight: Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 20 is considered Underweight. Anorexia is an Eating Disorder with underweight. People who are underweight may have increased risk of Anemia, Heart irregularities and Osteoporosis. People who are underweight can find it extremely difficult to put on weight. See Physician for Diagnosis, have all necessary Lab done; have treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bein bipolar or borderline bipolar?

What are the signs of bein bipolar or borderline bipolar?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of bipolar?

What are typical signs of bipolar?

Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. ...Read more

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What are some signs of schizophrenia?

What are some signs of schizophrenia?

Early signs: Onset of schizophrenia is usually in late adolescence to early adulthood. Sometimes the onset can be rapid or gradual. Early signs can be social isolation, deterioration in hygiene, paranoia, hallucinations, making irrational or odd statements, appear emotionless or unmotivated, may abandon hobbies and activites and their performance at work or school deteriorates. ...Read more

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What are some signs of being pregnant?

What are some signs of being pregnant?

Sxs: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of bipolar disorder?

What are the symtoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar affective di: Bipolar affective disorder (bpad) is characterized by both manic and depressive episodes. Manic episodes typically last a few days with decreased need for sleep, increased self esteem, energy, and activity. Depressive episodes are 2 weeks or more of decreased energy, motivation, and self esteem. Episodes may be separated by days, weeks, months, or even years. ...Read more

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What are the signs of being a sociopath and having aspergers syndrome?

What are the signs of being a sociopath and having aspergers syndrome?

Different motives: Here's a simplistic account from a non-psychiatrist who's seen a lot. Both treat others badly. Sociopaths are indifferent to the feelings of others, and cause pain because they enjoy doing it. They don't care. Aspies cannot understand the feelings of others and do not mean to be jerks. They are very grateful when guided to being more diplomatic and able to read others. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are signs of being bipolar?

A mood disorder: The person has periods of severe depression and periods of mania (extreme, abnormal energy or agitation/irritability-- for example, needing little sleep, racing thoughts, talking so fast that others can't follow). There may be only manic episodes (without depression). More info here: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027544. ...Read more

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What are noticable signs for being bipolar?

What are noticable signs for being bipolar?

Bipolar Alert: Mood swings from high to low - less often in the middle. Racing thoughts, poor sleep or diminished sleep need, impulsiveness (spending money, sexual indiscretions, driving fast or reckless), silly/giddy/euphoria, hyperactive - unable to slow down, irritability and grandiose expectations. Feeling so good or hyperactive that others have asked, "are you on something? Can't you slow down?". ...Read more

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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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What are the signs of being border line bipolar?

What are the signs of being border line bipolar?

Mild Bipolar symptom: Bipolar is a mood disorder that involves changing moods from happy to sad or angry for no apparent reason. Severe bipolar interferes with your life. Mild bipolar may be an asset (such as being artistic) and not cause problems. If symptoms are distressing or causing problems, such as excessive spending, little sleep, or interferes with family or job, see a psychiatrist or psychologist for eval. ...Read more

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What the signs of bipolar?

What the signs of bipolar?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bipolar?

Large mood swings,: Racing thoughts, increased irritability, grandiosity, increased multi-tasking, decreased need for sleep, increased sexual acting out, irresponsible spending, and increased impulsivity. Mood stabilizing medications such as lithium work well. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of bipolar?

Bipolar: Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. ...Read more

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I think I have bipolar what are the signs?

Mania and depression: There are varying degrees and types of bipolar disorder, and it is best diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. If you have days of mania, where you become irresponsible, and this cycles with severe depression, then there is a good bet that you have it... ...Read more

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What are true signs of someone who is bipolar?

What are true signs of someone who is bipolar?

Bipolar symptoms.: 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 v mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness. ...Read more

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What are the beginning signs of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Lack of sleep, irritability/snappy, too much energy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bein bipolar or borderline bipolar?

Bipolar: Manic depression is a mood disorder that presents with extreme highs & lows, with at least few weeks of manic phases (abnormally elevated mood & energy level) alternating with few or more weeks of depressed phases (sad, guilty, hopeless/helpless, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level). Any phase can be severe enough to experience delusions or hallucinations. ...Read more

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I am wondering what the most common signs of bipolar are?

Bipolar Disorder: When manic or hypomanic 1 may have aggression, agitation, lack of 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, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, change in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness. ...Read more

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When in life can a person begin to show signs of bipolar?

Excellent question: The issue of bipolar disorder in children is highly controversial. There is at least one published cases study of a boy 4 1/2 years old with what appeared to be clear bipolar disorder. However, current use of the term to refer to anyone with recurrent tantrums and mood lability has clouded the issue. Adult-type bd rarely appears before puberty, with a steady increase during adolescence. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual signs of bipolar?

Would you please help describe the usual signs of bipolar?

Bipolar Symptoms: 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, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness /helplessness. ...Read more

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At what age could a child have the beginning signs of bipolar?

At what age could a child have the beginning signs of bipolar?

BIPOLAR DISORDER: It depends on the causative factor. It can be early if child suffered stress early in life like neglect from alcoholic or drug addict parents and not corrected. Alternate elation and depression can lead to pychosis. ...Read more

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I feel like i show signs of bipolar disorder. How do I get checked?

I feel like i show signs of bipolar disorder. How do I get checked?

Encourage you to be: Evaluated by a psychiatric or a clinical psychologist for an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What are telltale signs of a bipolar breakdown and how to take care of it?

'breakdown' is a: Broad term. When a person is very depressed or manic then they are not in good shape. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis.When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy. ...Read more

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Hi. I think i might have a bipolar disorder but i'm not sure yet. Can u tell me the exact signs of someone who has bipolar disorder?

Take an online test: Type mdq in your browser. Read directions on how to score it . If you are positive or close to positive on this test then you should seek out a psychiatric consultation for further confirmation or disconfirmation of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Someone in my circle shows signs of a bipolar disorder and is on somekind of medication but wishes to keep it a secret from family and friends. ?

Someone in my circle shows signs of a bipolar disorder and is on somekind of medication but wishes to keep it a secret from family and friends. ?

Agree with Dr Fricke: Not only is medical information especially mental health very confidential it is not good to make assumptions about someone else. Family and friends can be supportive and suggest treatment if they have concerns, but respect a person's right to privacy, . If you are concerned about danger to self or others call 911. ...Read more

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Temper flare-ups. Is that usually a bipolar sign?

Temper flare-ups. Is that usually a bipolar sign?

It can be.: Temper flare ups can result from a variety of causes. To find out if you have a diagnosable disorder, you should see your doctor. ...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