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What Are The Different Types Of Bipolar Disorder
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
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
The current DSM: (V) lists ten, plus some catch-all categories that are not very specific. The ten are: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent and Obsess-Compulsive. ...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
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
From birth to later: Transient neonatal autoimmune myasthenia gravis, occurs when mother has mg, but lasts about 3 wks and then gone. Congenital myasthenia involves baby persistently. Ocular myasthenia affects only eye muscles, but 50% do develop full blown myasthenia gravis. In older age groups, there are 4 groups of severity, and pts can be classified by benign or malignant thymomas or even whether musk ab present. ...Read more
There are many: There is lots of information on the Web about this subject. You might start here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neuromusculardisorders.html. For more depth, there are comprehensive books on the subject, e.g. "Neuromuscular Disorders" by Amato and Russell. At 775 pp it's a good introductory text. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Genetic disorders.: I would look at your text book as this is not a clear question. And try wikipedia. ...Read more
Interaction patterns: Personality disorders (pd): narcissistic, borderline, histrionic, anti-social, and 6 others are life long and a specific patterns of behavior and interacting with people and situations that lead to distress and impaired functioning. Pd diagnoses can only be used after adolescence, although the first symptoms begin in the teen years. Pds may be associated with severe, unresolved childhood trauma. ...Read more
Depression: Dysthmia - chronic, low grade depression. Bipolar - periods of up and down energy & mood. Recurrent depression - depression comes back. Psychotic depression - lose touch with reality. Major depression - mood is impacted but so is function (things like appetite, sleep pattern, energy level, self-esteem, interest in activities, drive etc). ...Read more
Very Basically: Melancholic depressions are severely gloomy with a loss of joy, appetite, weight & insomnia. Atypical depressions are associated with interpersonal rejection sensitivity, severe fatigue, increased appetite & excessive sleep. Bipolar depressions occur in people who also have periods of mania (excessively elevated & impulsive moods), while people with unipolar depression do not have manic states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antidepressants: There are several types of antidepressants. Some of the most common include the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and the Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). Sometimes other medications get added on as well. A full discussion is grander in scope than this box allows. Also read about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy please. Link: http://tinyurl.com/zt59y8v ...Read more
An Assortment: We all experience anxiety. It can appear in many forms. Charlie Brown once said 2 Linus,"Even my anxieties have anxieties." In extremes, it can take over our minds/lives. Then we may meet diagnostic criteria 4 an anx disorder Generalized Anx DO; Social Anx DO: Separation Anx DO; Panic DO w/ or w/out Agoraphobia; specific phobias. Closely related: Obsessive-Compulsive DO; Post-Traumatic Stress DO. ...Read more
Sadism: There's the paraphilia with sexual fantasies and/or gratification by inflicting physical or emotional pain on another. This usually requires a partner willing to have these things done to him or her. Not all sadism is acted out sexually. One can simply show callous, vicious, manipulative, and degrading behavior towards other people in everyday life. Usually, both both sides dwell within. ...Read more
Thinking and senses: Psychosis interferes with how you experience the world and how you think about the world: hallucinations can be heard, seen, felt, smelt or tasted. Problems thinking can lead to paranoid, grandiose or supernatural in nature. If you believe you or someone you know may be psychotic, please seek a medical or mental health evaluation. There are many causes and many good treatments. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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