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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a patient who is showing signs and symptoms of schizophrenia. Fhx of bipolar disorder in the family. Patient reports auditory hallucinations, along with criteria for conduct disorder. The schizophrenia happens to be followed by affect of schizoid p
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mania: A person may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for bipolar d/o and have never been depressed. That is why the term: manic-depression is confusing. It may be common for those with bipolar d/o to have up and down mood swings, but the depressive part is not what defines the bipolar d/o. Rather, it is what is known as the manic state and can also be what is known as a mixed state. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mania and depression: The symptoms are either an unusually energized mood (mania) associated with impulsive decision making, rapid thoughts, reduced need for sleep, hyperactivity... Or a lethargic mood (depression) associated with pessimism, low energy, obessional worries and an inability to make decisions, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, etcetera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypomania: I agree with dr stuart. One thing i would add is bipolar 2 is characterized by hypomania as opposed to mania in bipolar 1. The depression may be just as severe. The difference between mania and hypomania is the degree of grandiosity and risk taking. By definition, mania includes psychosis (hallucinations, delusions) and/or hospitalization and/or legal problems. 1 lifetime manic episode = bipolar 1. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mania/depression: Bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness is a mental illness characterized by manic episodes of 3 days or more of decreased need for sleep, elevated self esteem, and increased productive activity and depressive episodes of 2 weeks or more of unexplained sadness, decreased self esteem, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased ability to make decisions, and lack of motivation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mania and depression: Bipolar disorder includes both depression and mania (bipolar 1) or hypo mania (bipolar 2). Bipolar depression is characterized by loss of interest, motivation, and energy, hypersomnia and hopelessness. Mania is characterized by increased energy, decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, and sometimes irritability. Hypo mania is is the same as mania only to a lesser degree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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