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What could happen to someone with manic depression keeping it a secret plus leaving it untreated?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Prognosis is guarded without treatment.

In brief: Bipolar

Prognosis is guarded without treatment.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious

In a worst case scenario, the person could die, either by their own hand or because of extreme/psychotic behaviors while manic.
Undiagnosed, unmedicated, and untreated bipolar disorder can tear families apart and destroy marriages.

In brief: Serious

In a worst case scenario, the person could die, either by their own hand or because of extreme/psychotic behaviors while manic.
Undiagnosed, unmedicated, and untreated bipolar disorder can tear families apart and destroy marriages.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious

There are different types of manic depression, some with more dire outcomes than others.
There are two major problems if not addressed. First, the active periods of both mania and of depression adversely affect both career and relationships. These effects accumulate. Second, as one ages the manic and depressive phases "fuse" into a mixed state with a high suicide risk.

In brief: Serious

There are different types of manic depression, some with more dire outcomes than others.
There are two major problems if not addressed. First, the active periods of both mania and of depression adversely affect both career and relationships. These effects accumulate. Second, as one ages the manic and depressive phases "fuse" into a mixed state with a high suicide risk.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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