Bipolar depression symptoms test

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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 :
Avatar m tn There are also a gazillion other weird symptoms that go with each of the states (depression, mania, hypomania, mixed episode). It's really complicated and there are different types of bipolar and each person is different. Personally when I'm depressed I'm REALLY depressed and suicidal and I get physical symptoms (digestive and muscular) and I hallucinate.
Avatar f tn Need to find a way to get out of this depression. Feel like I'm sinking. Thoughts of death. Cry a lot. But can't let all this defeat me.
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 Well there are several types of depression, major depression, chronic depression, bipolar manic depression as examples. Symptoms of depression can include an extreme feeling of sadness, sometimes you can’t sleep or you sleep too much, you cant concentrate, you feel hopeless, you have negative thoughts that you cant control no matter how much you try! you can lose your appetite or sometimes you even gain appetite. You can be easily irritated.
3579868 tn?1348739509 I know of four bipolar 1 with or without psychotic features, bipolar 2, bipolar nos, and cyclothimia. With bipolar 1 you get full blown mania and major depression, with bipolar 2 you get hypomania and major depression. cyclothimia fluctuates between minor depression and hypomania. Bipolar nos is where they put you when you obviously show some symptoms of bipolar disorder but they do not know which classification to put you in.
Avatar n tn I was told at a recent meeting that only 40% of bipolar patients exhibit the classical symptoms of mania - flight of thought, rapid speech, grandiose ideas, risk-taking behaviour. The rest of the bipolar population may show rages during which they smash telephones and punch holes in walls. I asked how he would distinguish between true bipolar disorder and a behavioural problem that might be treated with therapy.
5986700 tn?1380791380 It is more likely in individuals who have Bipolar II disorder characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and one episode of major depression. It is less likely in individuals with bipolar I (one episode of mania and one of major depression). Often rapid cyclers get misdiagnosed as depressive patients because the depressive episodes are more frequent. While tons of information is available on net, I wouldn’t advocate a Google search of your symptoms.
1725558 tn?1309737496 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.
1360950 tn?1277656603 I think the answer to your question is "yes" except that from the viewpoint of psychiatry we would say that you always "had" bipolar depression, but for many people bipolar depression manifests as recurrent depression for years before showing the energized symptoms. Which definitely doesn't mean that you were misdiagnosed, it just may take a while to know for sure.
Avatar n tn These symptoms persist for at least 4-7 days, and may be associated with alternating symptoms of depression. Bipolar disorder often manifests initially with symptoms of depression such as sadness, loss of interest/motivation, withdrawn behavior, feelings of worthlessness/hopelessness/helplessness, low energy, appetite/sleep disturbance, and sometimes thoughts of suicide. This response is for general information only. Always consult your physician for any health concerns.
2190999 tn?1504988891 I have read that one difference between general depression and bipolar depression is a persons energy level. It's a matter of feeling unable to perform even the simplest daily tasks because of overwhelming fatigue, instead of the general depressive sadness, hopelessness, ambivalence, etc. Does that make sense to anyone? Another difference is the depth of depression. The suicide rate for bipolar disorder is considerably higher than general depression rates.
Avatar m tn Lets forget the Depression part of a person with Bipolar Disorder and other mood disorders and say that he got only Mania all the time. So what kind of disease a psychiatrist will say he has like Schizophrenia, Delusional Disorder, Paranoidal Syndrome etc?
635467 tn?1223553618 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!!! As well as my mother having this illness I have been through some pretty disturbing life events!!!
Avatar n tn The Mental Health Forum when a person get manic depression is one of the symptoms having cold hands and feet and getting cold alone with manic and depression and seizures thank you Follow Ups: Re: bipolar HFHS M.D.
Avatar m tn Hi, I noticed that no one had answered you yet, perhaps it is because there may be no clear cut answer to your question. I am sorry that you are suffering from recurrent depression. I do as well. Has your doctor talked to you about any of the various "bipolar" issues? The classic "bipolar" or "manic-depression" illness has alternating moods of depression and high-euphoria.
2182727 tn?1337801638 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!
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 n tn Someone I know was recently admitted to a mental health treatment center and prescribed Depakote (a traditional anti-seizure medication) for symptoms of bipolar disorder. He says that Tegretol is also being prescribed for this condition. How do these drugs work, on the molecular level, to reduce the symptoms of manic depression? Are these effective treatments? What, if any, is the relationship between seizures and/or epilepsy and bipolar disorder?
Avatar f tn I think that diagnosis is kind of controversial right now, but it does illustrate the way that bipolar illness may fall on a spectrum from straight up unipolar depression at point A to full blown manic depression at point B. Bipolar type 3 would maybe be depression with only "soft signs" of bipolar disorder.
1965148 tn?1354978634 As others here have commented, a real psychotic episode, which is a very serious event, must occur in order for their to be a true 'bipolar I' diagnosis. The diagnostic 'bar' for labling someone as 'manic depressive' must be high, because of the risks of the medications that are needed to control this illness, among other factors.
Avatar f tn I took a bipolar and depression test online to sort of rule out one of the two. I thought I was bipolar too and it turned out I was much more on the depression side. It might be worth a try to take some tests, therapists would probably be asking similar questions for a point system. Couldn't hurt.