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What Can The Family Of A Person With Manic Depression Do To Help Support Them
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Yes: that can occur. But there is usually a mix of genetics and environment at play. There may be skip generations. Penetrance for genetic predispositions is variable. You might look at a family line and see that one person has unipolar depression, another is bipolar, one has anxiety disorders and another suffers from substance abuse. In other words- it is not as simple as bipolar begets bipolar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is showing signs of manic depression or bipolar I don't know what to do noboby wants to be around her she is so paranoid family are afraid?
How old is she?: Contact a mental health clinic & ask 4 an evaluation ASAP Let them know that you are fearful around her and that she needs to be seen on an urgent basis. If she is a minor, just get her 2 the appointment, they will help you with how to explain why you are having her seen. If she is an adult, talk 2 the clinic about options if she refuses 2 come for evaluation. Feel free 2 ask additional questions ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid. Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common problem: When people are manic, they often don't see the need for intervention and believe that other people are unnecessarily complaining about them or prodding them. Most manic-depressive patients only seek help when they get depressed, but that is almost certain to follow a manic period. Education about the illness is essential. There are many popular books about the subject now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can make sure: That you set up appointments and see your psychiatrist regularly -- and take any prescribed medications consistently. You can establish regular sleep and wake times. You can eat nutritiously, and exercise consistently. You can avoid alcohol and drugs. You can connect regularly with friends and family. You can hear these people if they express concerns about your behavior too. Take care. ...Read more
I've bein diagnosed with manic depression is takn citalopram 20mg a good drug 2 help? Im up & down lm happy then all of a sudden l just angry 4 nothin
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
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