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What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder
Varied: The symptoms vary depending on the type of bipolar disorder. There is bipolar i, bipolar ii, cyclothymia and bipolar disorder nos. Manic symptoms can include a marked increase in energy and decreased need for sleep, racing thought, rapid speech, euphoric mood, hypersexual, hyper religious, grandiose delusion, etc. Depression in bipolar disorder often looks like unipolar depression. ...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
Sleeplessness racing: The presence of a "manic" episode in the context of an indiviudal who has suffered major depression. Bipolar may be being overdiagnosed at present - context of sleeplessess, racing thoughts, shopping sprees, taking on multiple projects, impulsivenes, feeligns of invincability etc are important. Bipolar ii is even looser, as the duration fo symptoms required is shorter. Get good psych evaluation. ...Read more
To REALLY know: If you have bipolar disorder, talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist. A diagnosis requires a good history & evaluation of your symptoms. Symptoms include manic or hypomanic episodes (abnormally elevated mood & energy) and sometimes depressive episodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar disorder: Means a person has periods of depression & manic periods (high energy despite little sleep, uncritical self-confidence, rapid talking, racing thoughts, incessant & unproductive activity, foolish or risky plans). These depressed & elevated moods can be mild to severe. Consult a mental health professional for a specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Bipolar: Not taking meds regularly, drinking, drug abuse, excess caffeine, poor sleep hygiene, poor diet and lack of exercise. Sometimes antidepressant meds make bipolar worse. Usual treatment is with mood stabilizers. Antidepressants may be tried in addition is used sparingly and temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: In bipolar i there has to have been at least one manic episode in one's life. During a manic episode one may have extreme elevated mood, irritability, decreased need for sleep, a lot of energy, impulsive/reckless behavior, hypersexuality and rapid speech. In severe episodes they may have psychosis.The person can then cycle into periods of depression.The frequency of these cycles can vary. See image. ...Read more
What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression (sad mood, changes in sleep, energy ; appetite) and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts ; speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable. Both phases can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milder ; Reversed: I've read an article that seems to consider this as perhaps milder in the severity of the ups and downs (cyclothymic) than many full bipolar patients and the "atypical" refers to reversed vegetative symptoms - i.e., oversleeping and overeating as opposed to the more common insomnia and appetite loss. I do not know how or if it is treated with different drugs. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Officially? None.: It is not in the dsm. I'm glad, but some think it should be and that the symptoms are similar to adult but are marked by more rapid mood swings, hyperactivity and irritability. The highs and lows are intense and can be dangerous. These symptoms must also cause significant distress in the child, occur in more than just one setting -at school and at home- and last for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more
Everyone differs: All psychological disorders are based on a number of symptoms. People will not have all the symptoms or the exact same symptoms as someone else in many cases. Also personality factors and personal history may change the expression of a symptom. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need psychiatric: eval to know. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most common symptoms of bipolar disorder? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
No need for sleep: Typically, no need for sleep or very little sleep over several days or up to a week and not feeling tired. Also, feeling like you have superpowers, you can fly, or save the world by yourself, grandiose delusions. Finally, increased risk taking behaviors, like excessive gambling, sexual promiscuity, shopping sprees, etc. Depressive episodes are similat to unipolar depression. ...Read more
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
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