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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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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 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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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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I think i might have bi polar, what are the signs and symptoms?

Speak w/professional: I hesitate to giving information you can simply look up on the internet in the hopes of convincing you that an examination or session with a medical expert would be much more fruitful for you. Diagnosing mood disorders is not just recognizing a list of symptoms but it is the synthesis of a lot more information not found in these lists that allows a specialist to draw the conclusion. Cheers! ...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 symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder? Can you get commited involuntary if you have signs of this disorder?

What are the symptoms of mania in bipolar disorder? Can you get commited involuntary if you have signs of this disorder?

Mania: Mania is characterized by euphoria and/or irritable mood with: decreased need for sleep excessive energy rapid speech rapid thought impulsive or reckless behavior civil commitment legislation varies from state to state. In general a person has to be shown to suffer from a psychiatric illness and if treated is a potential danger to self or others. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the signs/symptoms of Depression? Or possibly Bipolar. I know my mother and a few other family members are bipolar.

Can someone tell me the signs/symptoms of Depression? Or possibly Bipolar. I know my mother and a few other family members are bipolar.

Symptoms of: Depression: insomnia or sleeping all the time; lack of energy, drive; sadness; frequent crying; suicidal thoughts; weight loss or gain; social isolation; lack of interest in life; loss of sense of pleasure; loss of sex drive; irritability. With BP these R also manic states. See a psychologist or psychiatrist to get an assessment and consider treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bipolar in men just curious cause it runs in my husbands family and he seems depressed for no reason?

Wide range: Symptoms of bipolar illness are variable and many that include manic phases to depressed ones and everything in between. I would urge you to encourage your husband in getting professional help with his symptoms with treatments and therapies today are more effective than ever! ...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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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


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