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What would classify as cyclothymia?

What would classify as cyclothymia?

Cyclothymia: Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder. That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cyclothymia (Definition)

A mild form of bipolar disorde where one experiences cycles of hypomania and depression, but not rapidly as happens in bipolar disorder and the ...Read more


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What would you classify as a controlling relationship?

What would you classify as a controlling relationship?

Good description : At this website: warning signs of a controlling relationship | livestrong.Com www.Livestrong.Com/article/...Of-a-controlling-relationship healthy relationships are partnerships in which both people are equals. They are based on respect rather than fear and intimidation. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why add is considered a subtype of adhd?

Can you please explain why add is considered a subtype of adhd?

Not a subtype: You have it reversed, due to confusing set of initials. 75% of people with ADD are inattentive. Only 25% are hyperactive. So ADHD is really a subtype of ADD. ...Read more

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What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything ?

What is aspergers and autism classified as. Is it a disability or not classed as anything ?

Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is a categorical diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal the etiology or cause of your ASD. Neuropsychological testing may reveal that you have a functional disability from your core symptoms of ASD &/or from comorbid psychiatric disorders, making you eligible for SSI & Medicaid funding & Vocational Rehabilitation services. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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What could classify me as an extrovert or introvert?

Extro or intro?: There are some simple tests available online that might help. An extrovert is outgoing and more comfortable in social situations. An introver is usually shy and less comfortable especially discussing things about themselves. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are the symptoms of cyclothymia?

I'm curious as to what are the symptoms of cyclothymia?

Cyclothymia: Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder. That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders. ...Read more

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What is bipolar nos and is as serious as bipolar disorder?

What is bipolar nos and is as serious as bipolar disorder?

Bipolar Disorder NOS: Although the diagnosis of bipolar disorder not otherwise specified is often less severe then bipolar i or ii disorder (because the person didn't meet dsm criteria for either) that isn't always the case. It could occur because the person was previously diagnosed with a psychotic disorder or possibly because there is concern that substance abuse or a medical condition was causative. ...Read more

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If diagnosis unclear bipolar I or cyclothymia (2 different psychiatrists), does it matter? Treatment is same.

If diagnosis unclear bipolar I or cyclothymia (2 different psychiatrists), does it matter? Treatment is same.

Probably: Your diagnosis to a large extent depends on the information you provide to your psychiatrist in terms of duration, intensity and impairment related to your symptoms. About a third of all patients with cyclothymic disorder develop bipolar ii disorder eventually. Psychosocial and biological therapy are key in both conditions. Your psychiatrist will assist you in this process. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is considered as a serious mental disorder?

Could you explain what is considered as a serious mental disorder?

Chronic impairment.: Mental illness that has a chronic impairment on an individual's functioning is a highlight of serious mental illness. ...Read more

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What is a better grading system for eosinophilic variant of chromophobe? What would grade 2 on fuhrman translate to .

What is a better grading system for eosinophilic variant of chromophobe? What would grade 2 on fuhrman translate to .

Fuhrman vs Paner: The paner grading system in am j surg pathol. September 2010 is based on nuclear crowding and actual anaplasia, and is probably superior to the fuhrman since all chromophobes, despite their generally better prognosis over clear-cells, have biggish nuclei. The fuhrman can't be translated to paner chromophobe grade. You should be commended for your proactive approach. ...Read more

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If diagnosis unclear bipolar I or cyclothymia two different+psychiatrists does it matter? Treatment is same.

If diagnosis unclear bipolar I or cyclothymia two different+psychiatrists does it matter? Treatment is same.

It could matter: The difference between bipolar i disorder and cyclothymia could be signicant and has to do with the presence or absence of a manic epidode. The treatment could be different. Bipolar i disorder involves mania and is a more severe condition than cyclothymia and may involve treatment with medications which are more powerful such as those in the class called antipsychotics. Please discuss with the dr. ...Read more

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Would be considered as disordered eating? What are the minimum criteria?

Would be considered as disordered eating?  What are the minimum criteria?

Are you worried: The major eating disorders are anorexia nervosa , and bulimia. Seek help and insite. The worst forms of these disorders are expressed in the individual who is inwardly focused and will not seek another's help. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what precisely is borderline personality disorder?

I'm curious as to what precisely is borderline personality disorder?

Borderline: Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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What kind of behaviors in a child would get diagnosed as bipolar disorder?

What kind of behaviors in a child would get diagnosed as bipolar disorder?

Multiple Problems: Bipolar disorder in children usually includes high levels of hyperactivity along with severe problems related to the mood. There may be dramatic and inpredictable mood swings, or there may be a mixture of depression with irritability or euphoria occurring within short periods of time. Impulsivity is frequently present with severe behavior problems. Temper outbursts and aggression may occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be bipolar and have multiple personality disorders? Like dependant and boarderline personality disorder . What would symptoms be?

Sure: It is certainly possible to have bipolar disorder and a personality disorder. Most likely you will not fit full criteria for a diagnosis of more than one personality disorder... Instead you would have traits of both. Personality disorders and other psychiatric illnesses can be difficult to differentiate - make sure you aren't self-diagnosing. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is "emotional lability" when it is given as a possible symptom of ms?

Docs can you explain what is "emotional lability" when it is given as a possible symptom of ms?

Unstable emotions: It means that a person will get easily emotional about things that may not normally affect us. There are several stages of severity. In mild cases, it can just look like moodiness. In severe cases, patients may experience intense feelings of happiness or sadness over trivial issues or even without a clear provoking factor. They may go from one to the other very quickly. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Emphysema vs COPD is an important distinction. How do you know the difference?

Emphysema vs COPD is an important distinction. How do you know the difference?

COPD more broad: COPD is a functional diagnosis, while emphysema is a diagnosis you make on a ct scan or pathology slide. COPD includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is destruction of lung tissue most often due to smoking. Chronic bronchitis is a chronic, productive cough, also most often due to smoking. The end result of both is the same: inability to blow all the air out of the lungs. ...Read more

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As a child, I was classified as a "sudden, severe asthmatic." Is there a more updated classification system? What would it be called today?

As a child, I was classified as a "sudden, severe asthmatic." Is there a more updated classification system? What would it be called today?

Hard to say: The label "sudden,severe" is a description rather than a classification. While some kids start out with mild initial symptoms, others can have an initial major event, particularly when their family is unaware of the potential for progression.Delays in seeking treatment can turn a mild event into a major one. A detailed history from your mother might give this answer, but I wouldn't take the time ...Read more

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What would be considered as disordered eating?

What would be considered as disordered eating?

Abnormal pattern: Less severe than eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia). A. Nervosa: morbid fear of wt gain, restrictive intake, abn body image; often lose menses (usually occurs in women), can lead to death. Bulimia: binge/purge, maybe w/ vomit, laxative, diuretic, exercise abuse. Often normal weight. Both can cause fluid, electrolyte disturbances, kidney, liver, heart probe. Of course causes emot probe. ...Read more

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What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Gender confusion: Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/. ...Read more

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