How many people with bipolar / manic-depression are staying up all night?

Very common. As colleagues have noted, insomnia occurs commonly in acute manic and depressive phases. Perhaps the phrase "staying up all night" suggests the manic phase, when the sleeplessness is not experienced as distressing, but exhilarating.
Bipolar. Untreated or inadequately treated, insomnia is common in manic or depressed phases.
Manic. When someone with unmedicated, severe bipolar I disorder is manic, literally they can be awake for days, especially if drugs or alcohol are used to extend and accentuate the mania. This is followed by a crash, with sleep lasting also for many hours.

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Is topomax used for mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder?

4 VERY mild Bipolar. Topomax (topiramate) is a very mild mood stabilizer, which for most people is not strong/effective enough to treat mania or depression itself, but it can decrease mild mood swings, irritability, and excessive hunger/binge urges. Read more...
No. Topamax (topiramate) has not been proven effective for either the treatment of depression or mania associated with bipolar disorder. It has other uses that have been proven effective for seizure disorders and headache prevention. Read more...

For what reasons was the term manic-depression changed to bipolar disorder?

Good reasons. Here is a complete answer to your question: http://bipolar.About.Com/od/definingbipolardisorder/a/manic_depression_changes_names.Htm. Manic – depression was used to describe many types of conditions, not just those falling under the bipolar spectrum disorder umbrella. It was a stigmatizing label. The diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorders are sharply defined & the term is less pejorative. Read more...

How is manic depression different from bipolar disorder?

NOT REALLY. The terms are interchangable. Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence. Read more...

What are bipolar symptoms what is manic depression systoms

Below . Below i've linked a website from the national institute of health that gives good, in-depth information about bipolar disorder. If you or someone you know are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else, call a doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Read more...
Highs and lows. Bipolar (having two poles, high and low) is the newer term for what used to be called manic-depressive illness. Depression is the low pole. Hypomania is partway into the accelerated and high or irritable mood and mania is a full high mood with euphoria or agitation, sometimes hallucinations, rapid speech, crowded thoughts, poor social and financial judgement, etc. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Jackobso. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, 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 > Read more...
Interchangable. The terms are interchangable. Bipolar I and bipolar II, In the first, manic phases are more severe, and in the second, depressive phases are more severe. There is also cyclothymia which is a low grade version of bipolar disorder in general, where mood swings are not as severe in either direction, manic or depressive. No one knows how it develops, other than a mystery of genetic confluence. Read more...

I need help! How do I know if I have bipolar (manic depression)?

Get to a Psychiatris. See 3 or 4 and see what the consensus is. There isn't a blood test, so best to see all views. Make sense ? Read more...
Evaluation. Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is the best route to an accurate diagnosis. Take care. Read more...

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and manic depression?

It's the old name. By definition and according to what is called the diagnostic manual, a person may fulfill the criteria for bipolar disorder and never been depressed a day in their lives. That is why "manic-depression, " is the old name and is confusing. A person may have only ever had a manic episode (or a mixed episode), but still be considered as having bipolar disorder. Many with bipolar d/o do have depression. Read more...
Interchangable. The terms are interchangeable, with bipolar disorder being the more modern, clinical term. Bipolar disorder refers to extreme swings of mood from depression to mania and back again. Read more...

What are the differences between bipolar disorder and manic depression?

The decade's DSM. About a century ago it all began and much is the same, but for boundary lines. Few use the M-D term now but otherwise the differences are hard to lock in. Some BPs only show depression, but varying sorts of elevated periods can be there and they can be just very active or irritably violent. Extremely intense episodes come close to, or are, a psychosis. Good treatment (Therapy+) really helps. Read more...
Interchangable. The terms are interchangeable, with bipolar disorder being the more modern, clinical term. Bipolar disorder refers to extreme swings of mood from depression to mania and back again. Read more...

Is manic depression the same as bein borderline bipolar or bein bipolar?

Manic depression. "manic depressive" illness is an older term for bipolar disorder. "borderline" is a type of personality disorder -- very different problem although affective instability may be part of both. The drivers for each are different, borderline pd generally going "off" when fears of abandonment are triggered. Bipolar (manic depressive) d/o doesn't require that for a manic or depressive episode. Read more...
Terms. Manic depression is the historical term for what is now called bipolar affective disorder borderline bipolar is not a diagnosis. Read more...
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