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Will having a hysterectomy effect bipolar disorder?

Will having a hysterectomy effect bipolar disorder?

No: Having the uterus removed will not affect psychiatric disorders. The stress of having surgery might be a factor though. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Could a hysterectomy make bipolar disorder worse?

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

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How did having a hysterectomy affect your bipolar disorder?

How did having a hysterectomy affect your bipolar disorder?

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

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Can kids get bipolar disorder?

Can kids get bipolar disorder?

Yes: While unusual, children can develop symptoms of bipolar disorder in childhood. While most individuals develop symptoms of bipolar
disorder in adolescence or early adulthood, a small number do get it as young as 8 years old. ...Read more

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Can weed help with bipolar disorder?

Weed: Weed has no effect on stabilizing moods, not to mention its own effect on destabilizing them. ...Read more

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How can one diagnose bipolar disorder?

Psychiatric Eval: By undergoing a psychiatric eval that rules out other psychiatric and medical conditions that could mimic bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat bipolar disorder?

What can I do to treat bipolar disorder?

See a psychiatrist: Meds: mood stabilizers, antipsychotics. Antidepressants, anxiolytics. Therapy, bring along family spouse friends. Support groups. Books etc. ...Read more

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How do I explain bipolar disorder to people?

How do I explain bipolar disorder to people?

Bipolar disorder: If you do have to explain it to people, the best way is to tell the truth, which is: my mood may change without any specific reasons. I may feel depressed for a while, and then I may feel unusually happy and "up" for no particular reason. I may say things which do not make much sense, and some people may even feel annoyed by my overtalkativeness. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my bipolar disorder?

Medication/PsychT: Medication and psychotherapy both help with bipolar disorder in different ways. Medication will help with mood fluctuations and psychotherapy will help with symptom recognition and prevention as well as establishing routine/schedule, improving sleep, coping with the diagnosis of bipolar and looking for the triggers of mood swings. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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

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How can I tell when you have bipolar disorder?

How can I tell when you have bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to manage bipolar disorder?

Can you tell me how to manage bipolar disorder?

There is no way to: Provide comprehensive info in 400 characters or less. But- take medications as directed. No changing doses on your own or skipping doses. No alcohol or other substances of abuse. Consistently get adequate sleep - no all nighters. Go to bed the same time each night. Wake the same time each am. Avoid excessive stress. Avoid tobacco ; caffeine. Find a good therapist ; a good psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How might one explain bipolar disorder to a child?

Bipolar explaination: It depends on the age. Bipolar disorder affects primarily one's mood. For kids, that often results in behavioral disturbances. I would explain to a young child, that he or she has a problem with: "taking charge of yourself, " as that would seem to be the case overall. Ask your child what you can do to help him or her take better charge of themselves. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure Bipolar disorder naturally?

Is it possible to cure Bipolar disorder naturally?

Unfortunately not: There are no well conducted, reproducible studies showing anyone cured of bipolar d/o naturally. It can go into remission for periods of time without any intervention, but that's not a cure. It does not mean diet cannot help, but it is good to use it WITH medicine and not alone. Avoiding sugar, and artificial sweeteners may help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine. Exercise definitely helps the brain! ...Read more

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Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Which symptoms of bipolar disorder are most common?

Signs: 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. ...Read more

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What are some typical symptoms of bipolar disorder?

What are some typical symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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

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Would lithium be enough to treat my bipolar disorder?

Would lithium be enough to treat my bipolar disorder?

Quite possibly: Lithium is among the most effective treatments for bipolar disorder. It can treat and prevent mania. It can treat and prevent depression. It is one of the the few drugs that has been repeatedly shown to reduce suicide risk.
It is often sufficient, by itself, to treat bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

Bipolar frequency: You don't catch bipolar disorder like a cold or cancer. You are born with a biologic predisposition and this might manifest at a certain age or be triggered by stress or drug use (incl antidepressants). Stats are 1% of general population but can be as high as 10-30% of individuals who have bipolar parents. Severity can vary greatly and early treatment can be very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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