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How do you tell if you are a manic depressive?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mania and depression

Manic depressive aka bipolar disorder includes manic episodes with elevated mood, decreased need for sleep, increased self esteem, impulsivity, and grandiosity, usually alternating with episodes of decreased sef esteem and loss of interest, motivation and depressed mood.
Mixed episodes are also possible.

In brief: Mania and depression

Manic depressive aka bipolar disorder includes manic episodes with elevated mood, decreased need for sleep, increased self esteem, impulsivity, and grandiosity, usually alternating with episodes of decreased sef esteem and loss of interest, motivation and depressed mood.
Mixed episodes are also possible.
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Anger

Anger & hostility often present with depressive features.

In brief: Anger

Anger & hostility often present with depressive features.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A / w Dr. Moranville

This is best diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician.
Attempts at self-diagnosis can be risky. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, >

In brief: A / w Dr. Moranville

This is best diagnosed by a mental health professional or physician.
Attempts at self-diagnosis can be risky. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, ^ or v sleeping, ^ or v in appetite, poor self esteem, feelings of hopelessness or helplessness, lack of joy, irritability, impaired functioning, guilt & suicidal thoughts or psychosis.
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