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Will Having A Hysterectomy Effect Bipolar Disorder
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
Not much: But there may be a change in your symptoms for the better. ...Read more
Depends: Hysterectomies can be partial (leaving in at least one ovary) or total, removing uterous and both ovaries. In the latter case memopause is induced which can cause more mood symptoms. Some gyns will give hormone replacement if the patient is not already in menopause. Make sure your psychiatrist is informed and can help with adjustments. ...Read more
I'm taking risperidone. Does this mean I
Have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder? I was diagnosed as having a major depressive episode.
Diagnosis?: Just because you are on Risperdal does not mean you are bipolar or schizophrenic. Risperdal is an anti psychotic medication and people with major depressive disorder can have psychotic symptoms during a depressed episode. I would discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Risperdal to clarify the target symptoms and your working diagnosis ...Read more
Unlikely, unless...: Hormones can have an affect on mood, but unless the ovaries are removed along with the uterus, hysterectomy is unlikely to have a direct affect on bipolar disorder. However, a person has not come to grip psychologically with losing their uterus (e.g. Not being able to get pregnant again), then hysterectomy can trigger a depressive episode and thus destabilized bipolar disorder. ...Read more
Is there any depression associated w/partial hysterectomy? Like from a loss aspect? Just trying to prepare for mine next month..Diagnosed w/bipolar 2
How can someone be diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder without having any manic/hypomanic episode ever?(just having depressive episodes)
Technically....: No. However some have proposed sub typing bipolar to include patients with depression and family histories of bipolar the initial episodes of bipolar disorder are often depression. 90% of patients will experience their first manic episode by age 50. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to know if tramadol is a better choice for bipolar disorder with rapid cycling and mixed episodes, compared with Valium.
Does a bipolar know or realise that he is having a mental disorder, especially in a manic episode?
Yes or no: They may or may not have the insight/ perspective to be aware that they are manic, hypomanic, mixed state or depressed. ...Read more
Mania: Giving a bipolar patient only antidepressants could send him/her into manic episodes which has potentially serious consequences, including psychosis and severe risk-taking behavior. Major depressive episodes is a component of bipolar disease and you need antidepressants to treat for that, not just mood stabilizer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've suffer from major depression anxiety stress and insomnia.....how does that affect/effect normal decision making or can I be reliable for a "coher?
Depression, stress,: and anxiety all impact our decision making. If you are making big life decisions run them by a few trusted friends or relatives first. This is useful advice for all of us. (I don;t know what a "coher" is.) Peace and good health. Please see your doc or a mental health professional if you have not done so yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and severe anxiety. How complicated is it to get disability benefits? I live in VA
Find answers on: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/. Social Security requires documentation of functional disability or disabilities caused by your psychiatric disorders. They use records from your primary care provider, psychiatrist, psychologist & therapists & a psychological evaluation by a Ph.D. contracted with them. Also see http://www.ada.gov for your state's "Voc. Rehab" agency's number ...Read more
Would it be very likely for a person to have mania or hypo mania without having bipolar disorder?
No: The diagnosis of bipolar disorder is earned when someone has a manic or hypomanic episode. Some people have bipolar disorder without ever having gotten depressed, but this is rare. Some people have what we call a hyperthymic temperament and they are not technically manic or hypomanic because this is how they are most of the time. That's not bipolar disorder, which requires a cyclic course. ...Read more
Does a depressive state always come right after a manic state in bipolar disorder? Is there an in-between period?
Adhd, anxiety disorder and mood imbalance. My psychiatrist said i was gifted although I have a relatively low IQ on test. Can you make sense of this ?
Maybe: Although obviously figuring out a person based on a short question is not possible. But there is no reason that all of this could not be true of you. Iq tests measure only a few forms of intelligence, so it is quite possible to be gifted and have a relatively low iq. And adhd, anxiety and mood imbalance are pretty commonly overlapping disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often Too Long: In bipolar disorder type i, a true manic episode can last from days to weeks to months in some patients. Mania can be divided into three phases. First phase: the patient shows increased energy and feels productive. Second phase: decreased need for sleep, impulsive behaviors ie spending money. Third phase: racing thoughts, grandiose delusions, and evidence of psychosis. Mania can be devastating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a lot, probably: If someone without a mood disorder takes a mood stabilizer, there is no benefit. You would be exposed to the side effects of the medication, with no reason to take it and no symptoms to track for "improvement." seems like a waste to me. I wonder why you would want to take it? ...Read more
What effect does having a bipolar mom and a dad who has a history of depression have on their child's psyche?
Environment/heredity: There is definitely an hereditary component to depression and bipolar disease although this does not mean your child will inherit them. These diseases are multifactorial. As important is the mental state you are in while raising the child. Make sure you are properly medicated to maintain your optimal mental health and have appropriate counselng. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does having manic depression, put you at a higher risk of post partum depression? How soon can PPD start?
Absolutely!: Women with bipolar disorder are at very high risk for postpartum depression. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later, by definition. The research indicates that anywhere from half to two-thirds of women with bipolar i or ii disorder may face severe depression in the months after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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