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What Is The Difference Between Hormonal Mood Swings And Having Bipolar Swings
Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
Bi polar and mood swings what is the difference between being bi polar and having severe mood swings?
Bipolar definition: Bipolar disorder is diagnosed when an individual has episodes of depression and mood elevations ( episodes of mania or hypomania). Mood elevations include symptoms of elevated self esteem, high energy, decreased need to sleep, rapid speech, racing thoughts and out of character behaviors. Mood swings can be seen with many disorders, personality traits or stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Having bipolar disorder implies that you have two (bi) poles of the disorder which include depression and mania or hypo mania which is a milder form of mania. Bipolar depression only signifies which pole is predominant during that episode of the disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could I have bipolar-like mood swings in borderline personality disorder. What are the mood swings like in bpd?
Often confused: They are very different conditions. Sometimes doctors (including psychiatrists) who don't really understand personality disorders mistake bpd for bipolar ii, because both involve labile mood (mood swings), and people with both conditions have depressive episodes. People with bpd do not have true manic or hypomanic episodes. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy, bipolar disorder with medication. ...Read more
Mania itself: People who suffer from manic depression ("bipolar") have two poles of extreme mood--both depression (low) and mania (high) as colleagues have described. It's important to realize that with just episodes of depression, it is not certain whether the depression is "unipolar" or part of "bipolar". Once one has a manic episode, bipolar is confirmed, even if the depression has not yet appeared. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There could be a: Number of things such as hormonal imbalances, extreme stress, fatigue, this can be a situational stress from job, loss of a loved one, change of life, the only way to truly rule out the possibilities is to consult with a doctor this is to make sure you are getting proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Lithium, certain anticonvulsants (valproic acid, carbamazepine, lamotragine, ) and second generation antipsychotics (risperidone, quetiapine, Aripiprazole and others) meet the definitions of what may be considered a "mood stabilizer" and all can offer effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain the difference between recurrent major depression with mood lability and bipolar disorder?
Different problems: With major depression you have serious depressive symptoms like sadness and hopelessness. It can be constant or come and go. Mood lability is when you mood fluctuates frequently, feeling okay one minute then sad or angry the next. With bipolar disorder you can have depression but you also have mania or hypomania, conditions with increased arousal. See doctor if you have either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The decade's DSM: About a century ago it all began and much is the same, but for boundary lines. Few use the M-D term now but otherwise the differences are hard to lock in. Some BPs only show depression, but varying sorts of elevated periods can be there and they can be just very active or irritably violent. Extremely intense episodes come close to, or are, a psychosis. Good treatment (Therapy+) really helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Mood changes in bipolar disorder tend to occur without cause or are a exaggerated response to an event. The individual tends to expresses frustration with them selves, often saying "i don't know why i react this way. Moodiness in teens tends to be persistent and is related to events. Moodiness can also be depression. The best thing to do is to consult with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypo mania vs mania: Both usually have depression. Bipolar1 includes mania. Bipolar 2 includes hypo mania. Hypo mania is less severe, but still can have consequences due to impulsivity. Consequences are much more severe with mania. See my other answers for additional details. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varied: Daily shifts in mood can be due to many causes some of which are - adjustment disorders, mood disorders personality disorders, neurological conditions. Mood swings by themselves are not diagnostic of any condition - for diagnosis it's bet to get evaluated by a psychiatrist and discuss all the other symptoms as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
This depends on: Many things. First, it depends on your own lifestyle and taking care of yourself by complying with medications & follow-up visits with your psychiatrist. Work with any therapists recommended too. Also, getting regular rest and exercise. Staying away from recreational drugs & alcohol. Eating healthy diet. All these can work together to keep mood swings at bay. ...Read more
Uncontrollable and unpredictable mood swings in my bipolar son taking medication. What can we do?
Stay strong.: It can take quite a while to completely optimize a child's medication regimen. There is some trial ; error involved in finding which medications are most effective for him ; if he has intolerable side effects. Often taking one medication alone is not sufficient. ...Read more
Yes: Not sure exactly what you are asking, but there are certainly variations in degree of symptoms between individuals and between episodes of the same individual. One thing we do know is that the more episodes you have, the more frequent they occur and the more severe they become. The more stable the mood over time, the better the prognosis. ...Read more
Rapid mood swings: There is rapid-cycling and non-rapid cycling bipolar disorder. The forer averages about 21 days and non-rapid type about 51 days. Mood swings can accur much more rapidly than the 21 day average. If the mood swings interfere with functioning, then a mental health assessment by a doctor followed by meds or referral would be appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: Rapid cycling is not uncommon in any of the bipolar disorders. Rapid cycling is frequent and intense mood swings that can occur multiple times in a day. Everyone has mood shifts during the day, but with bipolar 2 disorder, the intensity and agitation that accompanies them would be evidence of rapid cycling. ...Read more
Am I bipolar? Been on anti deps since 15, now 22, im about to lose my mind over these mood swings, and I don't even know who I am anymore.
How do you know if you are bipolar? I have mood swings and I am always easily irratated. How do you know. I always thought i was just stressed out
Bright of you to ask: There is a range; you clearly care enough about your well being. As they say ''don't try this at home." consult a well qualified psychiatrist; your pcp should always be kept informed . Then referral for a consultation with a well trained psychiatrist. You will then remove this nagging. The bottom line is could be, could be another psychiatric area; physical/environmental will have to be waived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I was wondering if I was bipolar, I'm having mood swings, over analyzing things, depression and happy phases, etc.
Bipolar diagnosis: Mood shifts or swings can happen for many reasons, eg, situational or stress, anxiety, ADD, hormonal, neurological, depression, medications, drugs etc. See a qualified mental health professional for a proper evaluation. Medical factors must be ruled out. See: https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/kidshealth/9851216084755bb2/index.html I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 45 bipolar, female. I am manic and have had erratic behavior for 3 days with rapid mood swings, how long can mania last?
I've been reduced on my meds of sertraline as I'm being put on a mood stabiliser as they think I have bipolar is it normal to have severe mood swings?
Hi im tess, im 40 female. Married. I have mood swings what change. I spend, alot, i get frusterated, had marrital affairs. Is this aspe or bipolar?
Mood swings: Of course we can't know without talking with you in detail, but what you describe sounds much closer to bipolar than asperger's. If you want a well-founded evaluation and helpful treatment, it's best to work with your own physician in your own community. This would seem like a good idea to me, but i don't know what you would like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?
Bipolar management: Treatment of mood disorders often entails trials of various medications often in combination. These disorders are often chronic disorders requiring continuous medication monitoring with dosage adjustments or changes. Non medication therapies may also be necessary. Discuss your concerns with your md and take an active role in the treatment process. Remind yourself your illness is treatable. ...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
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