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What are the symptoms to get diagnosed with manic depression?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: AKA Bipolar Disorder
In manic depression, known today as bipolar disorder, an individual must experience at least one depressive and one manic episode.
For a complete listing of all symptoms and more information about this disorder, check out the national institute of mental health web-site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.Shtml.

In brief: AKA Bipolar Disorder
In manic depression, known today as bipolar disorder, an individual must experience at least one depressive and one manic episode.
For a complete listing of all symptoms and more information about this disorder, check out the national institute of mental health web-site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.Shtml.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Manic episode
1-distinct period of elevated or irritable mood.
2-during the period of mood disturbance, three of the following symptoms has persisted , four if the mood is irritable:inflated self esteem or grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, pressured speech, flight of ideas , distractibility , increase in go directed activities ( either socially, at work or sexually) and excessive involvement pleasurab.

In brief: Manic episode
1-distinct period of elevated or irritable mood.
2-during the period of mood disturbance, three of the following symptoms has persisted , four if the mood is irritable:inflated self esteem or grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, pressured speech, flight of ideas , distractibility , increase in go directed activities ( either socially, at work or sexually) and excessive involvement pleasurab.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar
Phases of depression lasting around few weeks, alternating with episodes of hypervigilance, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, agitation.

In brief: Bipolar
Phases of depression lasting around few weeks, alternating with episodes of hypervigilance, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, agitation.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Mood swings
Manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, is characterized by swings of mood, often extreme, and these swings can happen slowly or quickly, even several times during a day, especially if left unmedicated.
Manic phases can even become psychotic. Imagine waking up feeling as though you can beat up the universe with your pinky finger, then a short time later feeling suicidal and despondent.

In brief: Mood swings
Manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, is characterized by swings of mood, often extreme, and these swings can happen slowly or quickly, even several times during a day, especially if left unmedicated.
Manic phases can even become psychotic. Imagine waking up feeling as though you can beat up the universe with your pinky finger, then a short time later feeling suicidal and despondent.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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