Do I have a bipolar disorder?

Bipolar. Moods swing to extremes, between episodes of depression lasting around few weeks & phases of mania lasting few weeks each. Milder forms are called bipolar type 2 or cyclothymia, more severe forms are accompanied with psychotic symptoms such as hearing voices or seeing things that are not there. Your mental health counselor can assess & give more definite diagnosis.
Risk. In the general population incidence is 1 to 4%. Beyond that, a face to face evaluation is needed. The mood disorder questioner (mqd) is in public domain as a good screen tool and/or conversation starter with a md.

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What to do if I have bipolar disorder?

Please get help. Bipolar Disorder is treatable. Recommend comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. If you do in fact have bipolar disorder a mix of psychotropic medications and talking therapy can be very helpful. Take care. Read more...

Do I have bipolar disorder? I looked up symptoms and they matched

Mood Disorder. It is possible that you have Mood Disorder. Do not think a lot about symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. Focus on your Good Functioning in your daily life. Feel good about your achievements Become Captain over your symptoms, Not Victim. See Psychiatrist; provide all information about your symptoms and functioning for Diagnosis to be made; discuss Therapy for stresses in life or medication if needed. Read more...
Maybe, maybe not. The best way to determine if you have bipolar or something else is to have an evaluation by a mental health provider. If you’re concerned about something, please have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or a psychologist for appropriate evaluation, where your diagnosis can be clarified and proper treatment may be implemented. Good luck! Read more...

What to do if I have bipolar disorder. What will happen if I don't get meds or psychiatric help?

^ sxs. Please take this seriously. You can have permanent cognitive loss. The symptoms can worsen. You could end up engaging in behaviors that you really regret later. Read more...
Course of bipolar. If untreated, the symptoms of bipolar disorder will take their natural course. This may include some severe depression and the risk of mania which can manifest as severe behavior change. The natural course of bipolar disorder is to worsen with age. The length between cycles can shorten over time. When treated early and well, the bipolar course can prevent these worsening symptoms over time. Read more...

What to do if I have bipolar disorder w/ psychosis, is this similar to schizoaffective disorder?

Similar . Bipolar disorder with psychosis shows resolution of the psychosis with treatment and periods of no psychosis without antipsychotic treatment. Schizoaffective disorder shows relapse into psychosis when antipsychotic meds are stopped. Functioning is often lower than in bipolar disorder and it can resemble schizophrenia. Dissociative identity disorder can mimic schizoaffective disorder. Read more...

What to do if I have bipolar disorder and I'm taking mood stabilizers. How can I control my sex drive?

Hypersexulaity. As you may well know, excessive sex drive is one of the symptoms of the manic end of the bipolar spectrum. I'm glad you are on your mood stabilizers, as this will help stabilize these drives. I encourage you to use masturbation as needed to relieve urges, and to really try and avoid risky sexual behaviors that can have profound affects on your life because of exposure to disease. Enjoy yourself! Read more...

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. Read more...
Evaluation. Bipolar disorder is characterized by disturbances in mood including mania. Any patient suffering from depression needs an evaluation to include screening for mania. Read more...

What to do if I might have bipolar disorder ii. Symptoms pls?

Again Might . Bipolar i, bipolar 2, and other multiple variances.. Some have more mania, some have more depression depending on symptom complex is the treatment. But might have , might not have.. It is not that complex to diagnose it takes 5 minutes to diagnose, other 20 minutes are spent as how to tell you..... Read more...

What to do if I might have bipolar disorder or bpd?

Please get a clear. diagnosis from a mental health professional. IF this is the case, psychotherapy and meds are a good combo. Peace and good health. Read more...