Bipolar depression symptoms test

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Avatar n tn Where can I find info on what drugs there are for bipolar? what is the difference between bipolar and depression?
Avatar f tn I think they are on track to check all avenues. Bipolar is usually diagnosed via testing and symptoms. Therefore, blood is not usually taken as there is no medical test for bp.
Avatar f tn Have your doctor test you for bipolar disorder! Anxiety and insomnia are two of the manic symptoms. Of course mood fluctuations are a red flag! I would get tested, especially if your medications are not helping at all. You might need a mood stabilizer along with your anti-depressent, to help with the manic symptoms. Bipolar II is a lower level of bipolar disorder where you have more depression and hypomania. Talk to your doctor! good luck.
1221705 tn?1297196669 I am Bipolar II and I do not loose my temper easily, its usually a combination of symptoms that lead to a diagnosis. Unfortunatley there is no "test" that can "prove it" but you are entitled to a second opinion, so why dont you ask for that. I had 4 opinions before I could start to accept my diagnosis. I would suggest a psychiatrist as apposed to a psychologist should be making a diagnosis though.
Avatar f tn ) Another very useful resource is the Australian based Black Dog Institute - They have a lot of info on Bipolar along with a quick online test which helps rate how you are feeling now . Yu can find their website here : and the self test is here :
1725558 tn?1309741096 Its important to think if the symptoms you state are adhd are there are all times or come and go with mood changes. If a person is diagnosed with bipolar then depression is a part of it and there are some forms of bipolar where depression is the main aspect and some less so.
Avatar n tn So yeh i'm taking medication for that,but i've researched other thing's and was wondering if it could be something more? I thought depression was bipolar i read up on that just different forms of it. i was looking at spd just a little bit ago and i got alot ,alot of those symptoms..My learning disability obviously i don't take medication for not sure what they can really do about that,i was in special ed from 3rd grade and up..
2182727 tn?1337805238 If you are aware of the symptoms being your mom is bipolar you can read more about it and see if you have symptoms. If you are not having any symptoms and are just worried that you might be diagnosed in the future that isn't something you should spend a lot of time on being it's not a guarantee that you will be bipolar just because your mom is. I have two brothers and two sisters and they do not have bipolar disorder. Hope this helps!
1211960 tn?1272978102 I have been diagnosed as bipolar and ADHD. I took a self test to deterime which kind of ADHD I had ( there are 6 different kinds.) The test results showed that I had Ring Of Fire ADHD. I was researching this specific type of ADHD and this is what I found: Type 6 -- The Ring of Fire. Cross between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Characterized by moodiness, aggressiveness, and anger. Anticonvulsants or newer antipsychotic medications tend to work better than stimulants.
Avatar n tn not everyone is bipolar. Like Crystal said there is no test for bipolar and many people who do not know fully the conditions that lead to the diagnosis, a lot of people want to diagnose themselves. I do not know if you are or are not bipolar and you very well may be but just like with Schizophrenia, a lot of people with bipolar do not realize they have it until they are diagnosed with it. The main thing is that you take care and search every available avenue in order to get some help.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed many yrs ago bipolar with phycotic tend,ocd,PTSD,add. In the years of sessions I never told any of them about how I always constantly hear talking like in a busy restaurant and sometimes just one voice just screaming my name or whispering muffled. I also see things always and feel like I'm being watched everyday and video taped. This is not just during manias all of this is almost everyday. Could I have the wrong diagnose. I am afraid to tell dr 's.
Avatar m tn The MRI won't diagnose bipolar in my humble opinion but could indicate a underlying medical condition that is causing depression and the mood disorders your are describing. Keep doing your things alone you feel more comfortable this way but studies are showing that social interaction are important when dealing with depression. Just do your hobbies tho, don't stop doing them. Even a new psychologist could be helpful.
1742748 tn?1311300062 *i have not seen any doctors about anything. everything i know about bipolar disorder and depression and all this is out of books and the internet. please answer if u think i may have soemthing i don't know about.
Avatar n tn My father-in-law suffered anxiety w/depression after my brother-in-law committed suicide. After many months, med's started working & things seemed better. 8 months after the death, his wife had an unexpected heart attack & died. Still on his med's from prior tragedy, he was seemingly doing well. Unknown to us, med's ended Oct 2007 & by Dec 2007 anxiety was back. This time symptoms have seemed to progress faster than last time.
648192 tn?1236226973 My daughter suffers from bipolar II, Recently I discovered a doc who advocated low thyroid can be the cause of depression, which is a stage of bipolar disease. Could some of her symptoms be hypothyroid, even though the TSH test is "in normal range"? I suffered for years from fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, memory loss, constipation and feeling cold. She has all these symptoms, plus depression and anxiety.
Avatar n tn Same here, but with disturbing symptoms of psychosis as well which subside on the onset of bleeding. It's almost as if the AP does not give as much protection during that time. By day 2 of period things are back to normal. There is a link between the lowering of hormone level just before menstruation and mood and the GP suggested that I went of the contraceptive injection / implant.
Avatar f tn Many people diagnosed with one auto-immune disease have other autoimmune diseases. The endoctrine system is vulnerable to auto-immune attack (auto-immune hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism). Undiagnosed hypothyroidism, (Doctors have now established a link between hypothyroid and bipolar) is mainly because of the inefficiency of the standard thyroid serum tests to verify actual cellular thyroid function.
635467 tn?1223557218 I haven't been to see a doctor yet because I am pregnant and I don't want social services to take my child off me for having bipolar!!! I did do an online screening test for manic depression though and the results came back that there's a high chance that I have severe symptoms for bipolar!!! The bad symptoms started when i was around 13-14 years of age but I had very mild symptoms scince as long as I can remember!!!
Avatar n tn I am EXTREMELY careful because Lortab CAUSES depression with me! (I am bipolar 1 rapid cycler) I am with Venora Moonwind... maybe there is another cause for your depression all these years! GOOD LUCK!
Avatar f tn i was in a psych facility a few years ago for depression and they had me take a test and depression was all they diagnosed me with ...what do i do making my husband crazy at time i just over react ..please help.
Avatar n tn We also questioned bipolar disorder and depression. There is some evidence of bipolar symptoms in my husband's family. I believe now these symptoms are/were probably undiagnosed food intolerances. It is a lot of work to change your diet. We basically eat only whole foods. It beats dosing out the paxil everyday - trust me!
Avatar n tn Medications taken for bipolar disorder can also cause gut symptoms. Hence it is important to find the exact cause of your symptoms. Other possibilities are food intolerance, so log in what in eat and correlate with your symptoms. Other possibilities are Crohn's, and celiac disease. Take care!
Avatar n tn It is not uncommon, unfortunately, for those that have Cushing's disease, and particularly those with the cyclical form, to be diagnosed with bipolar or depression before they really realize it is a physical issue, not just an emotional issue. Cortisol both high and low causes depression and anxiety.
Avatar m tn Can depression and axiety cause pain. I have had stomach pain almost constantly for about 1.5 years. I am very depressed as the doctors can't really tell me why.
Avatar n tn My family members were misdiagnosed with anxiety disorders, depression and sufferred all the bad side-effects of Prozac,Paxil,celexa, and effexor, until we found out through a great biopsychologist/nutrionist that hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can cause anxiety and depression along with bipolar. Your Guide to the World of Alternative Mental Health Sponsored by Safe Harbor , a Nonprofit Corporation.
Avatar f tn Is this MEDICATION COMBO normal ??? She said that blood test showed bipolar? Is there a test that can actually show this disorder in the blood? It was my understanding that there were only tests to rule out any other illnesses that could be causing symptoms of, but not to actually show up in blood? She feels/says there are no hidden reasons for her symptoms. She is around some negative atmosphere which she claims does not affect her. Her family loves her and is very much there for her.
Avatar m tn (My mother had depression, my brother has depression, my uncle gets panic attacks, and my grandfather on my fathers side had schizophrenia. I also had bad postpartum depression with both my kids) He put me on Prozac, Ritalin and some Seroquel. I thought I was doing better, but my husband said i was worse and we were fighting more. I went back and he put me on Effexor. I guess i did better on it, but I was still fighting more with my husband, so i ended up quitting all my meds.
Avatar f tn its a test and depression is a test for us....we ll be held accountable when we die for our good and wrong deeds. i wish you best of luck.....
1576249 tn?1296090802 But it's rare, and untreated epilepsy (or depression, or bipolar) is also really bad for your health. So yes, it's important to get the right diagnosis and to know the risks associated with treatments, but please don't be so quick to dismiss the importance of psych meds for those of us who really need them.