Is manic depression just bad mood swings?

No. Manic depression is a serious mental disorder which leads to more than mood swings. 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, spending sprees, high risk.
How swingy are moods. No, mood swings vary by age and circumstance. Pathological mood swings seen in bipolar disorder are severe, intense, and life altering. Being an adolescent with mood changes is not the same as being bipolar. Check with your doctor if you're worried you are bipolar. Questionnaire that helps is the mood disoder questionnaire. www.dbsalliance.org/pdfs/mdq.
No. No manic depression or bipolar disorder can be quite serious and have a devastating effect on the patient as well as loved ones. This disorder can lead to self harming behavior and other serious issues that can affect a person's health significantly. It is more than just bad mood swings although this could be a component of its presentation to one affected.
Yes. Put simply yes, manic depression refers to a person going from the depths of depression to the stratosphere of mania. Mood stabilizers and therapy are used to treat manic depression.

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I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, manic depression, & ptsd. Should l be very alarmed or afraid because my mood changes really quickly?

Well, all 3 of these. Disorders can impact your mood. See that you are on only atnidepressant medications. While these antidepressants are likely to help with anxiety/ ptsd- they may cause problems with your bipolar disorder. When faced with this situation, i usually try to have the person stabilized on either mood stabilizers or atypical antipsychotic medications before adding in an antidepressant. Are you being. Read more...

I have been experiencing very bad mood swings and depression. Sometimes I feel like im going crazy what can I do?

U need to see U pcp. As soon as possible and if he has no opening go to the next er for evaluation , u seems to be in a lot distress . Good luck. Read more...

Bad mood swings and bad depression after my dog passes away is that normal?

Very normal. It is normal to have that sort of reaction from such a traumatic event. It takes time to grieve and people do it in different ways. Read more...
Yes. The death of a dearly loved companion can certainly provoke depressive sx. Look for a support group, seek out individual counseling. Funeral homes often know of support groups. Talk with a trusted friend or religious leader-for support or advise for groups. Read more...
Grieving. I am sorry for your loss. Yes, loss of a friend and family member such as your dog can lead to grief reactions. See: https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Grief_Support_Center/Grief_Support_Home.htm. Read more...

I'm starving myself unconsciencely because I'm depressed with bad mood swings. No desire to eat. I don't obsess over food or my weight. Pos eating disord?

"Starving" ? Your situation seems complex, and we don't know you like your own doctor does. So please talk with him or her about this. Many depressed people lose their appetites. You also deny the concern with food and weight so common in eating disorders. Your additional information shows you're on amphetamine as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers; amphetamines can affect appetite also. Read more...

I am 23 years old & I have a very bad mood swings. I feel depressed during my pre-menstrual phase (one week prior to my periods). What is my problem?

Recommendation . Many woman are having mood swings related to their period. Some of them taking medications, but my advice to use physical exercise or yoga or swimming to help yourself. This is nothing wrong with you. Just be strong and enjoy life. . Read more...

I have very bad mood swings. I literally go from happy to depressed in like a minute. How do I prevent this?

Mood swings. Mood swings may be the result in changes in your body or your thinking. It is very difficult to figure out the source of your problem in this format. I would suggest seeking out a good cognitive/behavioral therapist in your area. Through counseling, you can learn to understand your thoughts and emotions. If that does not help, I would suggest contacting your primary care physician. Read more...

Could racing thoughts and frequent mood swings be signs of a bipolar disorder or they can be signs of depression as well?

Sxs. Racing thoughts and frequent mood swings might be seen with hypomania or mania related to bipolar disorder. It may be due to anxiety or an anxious depression. Certain drugs & medications can cause these symptoms. Mood swings are more prominent in some personality disorder. If you are experiencing these sxs - an comprehensive psychological assessment can help delineat the cause. Take care. Read more...

I had a cva in the front part of my brain. It causes mood swings. Could it of caused bipolar disorder in me. I currently suffer depression.?

CVA? Usually can't make a psychiatric diagnoses before ruling out neurological problems, medical and substance abuse problems. In u case the reason for u symptoms is u cva. Read more...
Complex issue. Why a cva at your age? This sounds rather complex and difficult. Frontal lobe disorders are very complex and will affect mood and behavior and attention. You need a thorough medical evaluation and referral for specialist evaluation as deemed appropriate by your primary physician. There may be a complicated neurological cause for your condition. Read more...

I am diagnosed with dandy walker variant - can this cause me to have mood swings even to point of depression/bipolar disorder? I feel like I do.

Unlikely. I believe you are referring to a cyst in the cerebellum. In severe cases, usually in children, there are problems with muscle movement, coordination. Mood disorder, such as depression/bipolar, is not thought to be caused by the cerebellar malformation in dandy walker syndrome. Read more...