Bipolar. Symptoms are extreme variation of moods from manic/hypomanic with pressured speech/irritability/flight of ideas/lack of sleep, to depressed phase with anhedonia, sad affect, changes in sleep/appetite/energy level, and in both extremes tyhere is increase thoughts of self harm.
Partly. Yes extreme sadness is part of a depressive episode and a sense of overwhelming happiness may be a part of a manic episode, but manic depressive disorder or bipolar disorder is much more than just happy and sad. See my virtual practice for my previous answers to questions about bipolar disorder.
I have depression, OCD and anxiety disorder. Do I have bipolar disorder too? I have varied moods from extremely sad to happy to very angry and irritable.
Too many labels. If you have bipolar disorder you can eliminate the depressive diagnosis because it includes that. The only way for a diagnosis to me made it with the help of a mental health professional. Please see on to get the support you need. Peace and good health. Medicine alone is probably not enough. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help also.
Evaluation. Bipolar disorder is characterized by disturbances in mood including mania. Any patient suffering from depression needs an evaluation to include screening for mania.
How can I know if I'm dealing with bipolar disorder. I always feel down and get really sad at times. I have been cutting, also thought about suicide.
This is not.... ..Something you should have to go through by yourself; getting help from a mental health professional will do much more for you than put a label on your suffering. Tell your doctor about this.
Safety vs. Diagnosis. Your safety seems to be more important at this point than the diagnosis. Cutting behavior and suicidal thoughts are a medical emergency. I suggest you go to the nearest emergency room and ask for help. Once you talk to a psychiatrist face to face, a diagnosis will be made and the appropriate treatment will be initiated. The treatment will ideally include psychotherapy and, likely, medication.
Get Psychiatric exam. From your description, it is quite possible that you have bipolar disorder. The best option in my opinion is to call and make an appointment with a psychiatrist promptly. Tell him or her that you are concerned that you might have bipolar disorder, and you want an evaluation. There are no current definitive diagnostic tests. The diagnosis is a clinical one. Please don't delay--get this done soon.
Get an evaluation. You need an evaluation by a knowledgeable mental health professional. Self-cutting is usually associated with borderline personality disorder (bpd), not bipolar disorder (although they are not mutually exclusive). Here is some basic info: www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/tc/borderline-personality-disorder-topic-overview. Bpd is treated with psychotherapy. It is often misdiagnosed as bipolar ii.
I might have bipolar disorder. What are some symptoms of it and what do to get rid of the down side and keep the happy?
No luck charlie. Sorry every surfer must crash against the shore. The higher the highs, the lower the lows. They are part and parcel of the same disorder. Preventing the highs prevents the lows for the most part. As someone ages untreated the highs get fewer and the lows longer. This is why early treatment is so important. Good treatment keeps you happy but not high.
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.
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.
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.
BIPOLAR DISORDER. Manic depressive personality sometimes child is sad alternates with elation lasting for a few months. Stressful life events or other psychosocial factors may precede mood changes.
Mania and depression. Mania usually includes decreased need for sleep, increased energy, increased self esteem and may include increased spending, impulsive behavior and irritability. Depression is characterized by low self esteem, low energy, low motivation, decreased interest in pleasurable activities and may include thoughts of worthlessness and even suicide as well as changes in appetite.
Bipolar. Please refer to my previous answers for detailed description.
Mania/depression. Bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness is a mental illness characterized by manic episodes of 3 days or more of decreased need for sleep, elevated self esteem, and increased productive activity and depressive episodes of 2 weeks or more of unexplained sadness, decreased self esteem, lack of interest in pleasurable activities, decreased ability to make decisions, and lack of motivation.
Bipolar. Please review my answer above for detailed description of symptoms.