Depression symptoms bipolar

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8899291 tn?1407199061 The best place to ask is your own psychiatrists, and I really mean a psychiatrist who you feel comforotable to talk with, and present your symptoms or why people think you have bipolar disorder. That is the best way you can tell. As a caveat, I've cross paths with people who are doctors in other fields of medicine who aren't psychiatrists, paramedics, police, nurses, and other helping or healtcare professinals who don't know bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, etc..
1065872 tn?1265657330 I sometimes, have sleep problems - too much or not needing a lot. I don't know if i have clinical depression or a bit of bipolar dipression?? Any, advice our there? Please, talk.
2190999 tn?1504992491 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 n tn Where can I find info on what drugs there are for bipolar? what is the difference between bipolar and depression?
1266868 tn?1270216119 You should check out the health pages here on the MedHelp about bipolar and read through the symptoms of depression and mania. If it sounds familiar to your at all, maybe take an online assessment and then bring it to your doctor. These are some good steps to take.
4518471 tn?1355802457 What are some symptoms of being bipolar and how can you tell if you have it?
Avatar n tn It is thought that many of the world’s top scientific and philosophical thinkers may have suffered bipolar depression. Some sufferers of bipolar disorder may also suffer some psychotic features such as hallucinations or delusions that can be either mood-congruent or non-mood-congruent. However it is a lot more common for sufferers of bipolar disorder to have a delusional belief system rather than hallucinations.
Avatar n tn yes this is very true i have experienced this my self NOT FUN let me tell u
Avatar f tn i have adhd and talk too much which can really drive away people. am i on the right meds? i don't have depression swings anymore, some anger. would it help if i worked outside the home? how do i read the amswers to the posted questions on this forum?? i am also on tamoxifen and clonapin.
926067 tn?1245168545 I'm not sure what I am? I am going to a psychiatrist on a regular basis-almost a year now. I have been on several differnt depression meds & have had horrible withdrawal symptoms with some of the meds & such. I have also been diagnosed w/ADD. Currently I am taking Pristiq (50mg) and so far it is working now, after almost 4 weeks! i was almost ready to give up on it, too! I also take Adderall 20mg (2times a day) and feeling better.
Avatar f tn i think i may be bipolar symptoms are : cant get to sleep easily, snappy (depending on how tolerant i am that day), binge eating, big possiblity that i had depression when i was younger, lack of energy, dont care to be with friends or family, sleep alot during school, care less about self image (but good stay clean), cant wake up in mornings, can sleep more than 12 hours on days i can..and more i get very easily aggrivated and cant control my emotions. i cry... alot!
Avatar f tn I suffer from anxiety and self diagnosed depression. Some days I can be full on happy for no reason and some days I feel really depressed. Sometimes I wake up feeling majorly depressed and two hours later I will be fine? I am guilty of self harm and I used to do it all the time, but recently I stopped (2-3 months) and I was really happy. A few weeks ago I started getting very anxious and depressed again and I hurt myself again.
Avatar f tn What led you to your decision that you may be suffering from bipolar disorder? Have you had treatment for any types of depression before? What symptoms are affecting you, specifically ones you see as possible signs of bipolar?Do you mind if I also ask how old you are?
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.
Avatar f tn If you want to do research the terminology for this is hypomania. Depression is a little easier to understand. For bipolar depression suicidal thoughts are really common. Depression in bipolar disorder lasts days. There is an exception to the rule which is ultra rapid cycling bipolar in which you switch moods hourly or daily, but this has to happen consistenly over a period of weeks as well. Generally speaking it is not bad or good days, but bad or good weeks or months.
Avatar f tn While this isn't a personalized answer, based on what you have written you wouldn't meet DSM criteria for bipolar disorder. If anything, you may have some level of depression/ depressive symptoms, maybe some anxiety/ oppositional defiant disorder type symptoms. But again, it's hard to tell from what you have written. If you are really concerned or feel like it is leading to a poor quality of life, go see a doctor. In my opinion (not a doctor), I don't think you have BD based on what you wrote.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if my bipolar disorder would get worse if i had a baby?
Avatar m tn The getting paranoid about friends and accusing them and then pretending he never did and hiding away in his own world sounds just like my friend who has Asperger's, but I don't Asperger's people have problems with lying. It doesn't sound at all like depression either, or at least not normal depression. It does sound more to me like borderline personality disorder, but unlike the other disorders I've mentioned above, I don't know much about it. He needs to get checked out.
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.
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 and the bipolar medication is not designed or tested on children, and many say it is unsafe with bad side effects.The symptoms of child bipolar are much different to adult bipolar. Child bipolar consists of a child having anger issues and chronic tantrums, for adults to be considered bipolar/manic they must have 3 or more of the following symptoms lasting for longer than one week. Criteria for Manic Episode (DSM-IV, p. 332) A.
Avatar m tn for the last three years. This was originally prescribed for a bipolar disorder/mood swings/depression. She had a history of drug use for 5 years. Included meth,speed,cocaine,alchohol,xtacy and GHB. I am sure this caused some chemical imbalances in the brain. She was clean for 5 years before being diagnosed as bipolar and given Wellbutrin.
1980361 tn?1345257809 I am 15 (girl)and I think I have bipolar disorder...so today I went from pretty happy,to depressed,to manic and I couldn't stop talking and moving,and then back to depressed...this happens on a daily basis...when I'm manic I'm so unfocused and hyper but when I'm depressed I have thoughts of suicide and I also cut myself...
222267 tn?1253305810 My family doctor prescribed me Paxil for my extreme depression that put this whole thing into a downward spiral. I am seeing a great psychiatrist now who is putting me on the right track. I don't repond well to the Colanzapam unless it's higher doses (2-3 mg). We have tried Loranzapam and Xanax as well (I think it's' Loranzapam). My docor told me that some people don't respond to these medications like they should and I could be one of them.
709415 tn?1229284553 My son was given the diagnosis of bipolar by a psychiatrist on his first visit. He has depression, anxiety, panic attacks and hears auditory voices which want him to hurt himself or others. He has lost the ability to feel the cold and complains of a constant tingling and burning sensation all over. He has been given ct scans, blood tests, etc when at the emergency room or at his pediatrician.
Avatar f tn Stimulants such as methphenindate (Ritalin), which are the treatment of choice for ADHD, tend to worsen the symptoms of bipolar spectrum disorder.
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.