Manic depression symptoms in adults

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Avatar n tn I still get anxiety attacks. I lost my last girlfriend because she couldnt stand my manic outbursts and depression. I will be seeing Bridge Centre in 2 to 3 weeks time, I'll let you know how I get on. I'm going to try meditation in a bit. No Music or TV just silence for half an hour then go to bed. Managed about 6 hours broken sleep last night. better than none at all. Thanks for the info, hope you are ok on your meds.
Avatar m tn Why do you have ativan in the first place? Was it prescribed for these episodes, for something else, or are you getting it illegally (like from a friend, family member, or off the street)? Honestly, an "adrenaline rush" that takes ativan to calm it down, especially if that's what the ativan was prescribed for, sounds more like anxiety/panic attacks, but none of us can diagnose you over the internet.
Avatar n tn Dear Mr. Doran, One thing that is important to remember is that Bipolar Disorder really does need to be treated with medication, but there are options about which mood stabilizing medication to employ. If one does not work effectively, another might. Always make decsions about medication in conjunction with your doctor.
Avatar f tn I am so lucky he did talk to me. I saw depression in him 6 months before and we started dealing with it-- but it didnt get better. We had talked about cutting and he was so adament that he wouldnt do that-- I didnt check and he had started to for a brief time and like the above post-- the hoodies covered it. I thought the cat scratched him. anyway-- he was saying all the same things you are-- the moods the happy then not- very impulsive actions.
Avatar n tn Lexapro is a well-tolerated medicine for the treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in adults. In clinical studies, many patients treated with Lexapro began to feel better within 1 or 2 weeks, although the full effect may take 4 to 6 weeks. Hence, DO NOT stop taking it if you start feeling better otherwise your symptoms could return or worsen.
Avatar n tn Hi, and welcome to the forum. Both of what was said above is what I understand. MS can cause what appears to be a rapid cycling of emotions, but it is more an emotional lability or instability. I have never read that Bipolar is particularly common in MS. However, Depression is very common. What may have happened is that you were already bipolar,, but mostly depressed, and the treament for the depression "unmasked" the manic or "up" phase.
Avatar n tn as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.
Avatar m tn Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Although both medications are atypical anti-psychotics and their action is basically the same, the side effects one may expeerience are somewhat different from each other. And, as you know different people experience different side effects from various medications.
569043 tn?1216849186 It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. In clinical trials there was no indication that Abilify effects a womans' menstrual cycle. That said, ift does not mean that it cannot effect your cycle, since all medications effect individuals differently. If you are having irregular cycles or more or less bleeding than sual, you should bring this to the attention of your gynecologist or psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn Zyprexa is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Zyprexa is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants.
Avatar f tn That being said, the symptoms of ADHD are very very very similiar to the manic symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. Thus, it being easy to miss one or the other when diagnosing someone. It's really nearly impossible for a doc to diagnos ADHD and BPD at the same time for the reason that the symptoms of the mania of BPD and ADHD are similiar.
Avatar f tn What this research by the Washington University doctors boils down to is that people with manic depression, both male and female, suffer from higher rates of childhood sexual abuse, and although this is, as usual, more common for women, men with manic depression suffer particularly elevated rates of abuse.
Avatar n tn ADs can make Bipolar worse in some cases. Not just in children, in adults as well. I'm living proof. The regular SSRI's didn't 'bother' me, but the SNRI's make my BP worse. Just my .03.
401095 tn?1351395370 Sometimes the proper medication is very, very helpful in controlling the symptoms of mental disorders. There is NO SHAME in taking medication. Medications, taken as prescribed, are not a crutch. They are a valid treatment for a valid problem. And sometimes they can make the difference between recovery and a relapse. For some people, especially those who have been abused in the past, therapy is extremely helpful in working through the issues and healing emotionally from the abuse.
Avatar m tn com/lib/whats-the-difference-between-depression-and-manic-depression/0002546 Point being that to someone who doesn't understand what ADHD is and what it can do to someone - it certainly could appear to be bipolar. However, it really is important to know the differences because the treatments are different. Hopefully, the information I have given above will be helpful in helping you figure this out.
Avatar f tn Hi, I started this new medicine forADD, and it has helped me so much with my moods and my depression. I have been in a major depression for about 5years. This medicine is adderall, it has changed my life. I havent been depressed in over 7 months. My question is why didn't they dignose me with ADD when they dignose me with bipolar. The way I found out about adderall was by accident, but it has done wonders for me!
Avatar f tn The thing is that "to hear voices" are often being thought of as "to hearing external voices" which can make something which is not a big problem into crazyness. Especially children, but also adults, may talk about intrusive thoughts as voices, and so it is important to find out if the person is talking about "internal voices" or "external voices".
Avatar n tn yes this is very true i have experienced this my self NOT FUN let me tell u
Avatar f tn However, while adults who claim to have ADHD might take a questionaire - kids do not. The symptoms must be in at least two different settings and 6 or the 9 (I believe) symptoms must be present. Teachers and parents who know the child would or should take the questionnaire. And a lot of things used to be called minimal brain dysfunction. Then the science got a lot better.
Avatar f tn Aripiprazole is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. You mentioned that it cleaared your anxiety, but you didn't say anything to your doctor about anxiety. Anxiety can be a completely different issue and may require a different course of action.
Avatar m tn (2, 5) Manic people often speak and think in rhyme or alliteration more than non-manic people. (2, 5) In addition, the lifestyles of manic-depressives in their manic phase is comparable to those of creative people. Both groups function on very little sleep, restless attitudes, and they both exhibit depth and emotion beyond the norm. (2, 5) Biologically speaking, the manic state is physically alert. That is, it can respond quickly and intellectually with a range of changes (i.e.
Avatar f tn Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Abilify does not really have major side effects that are any different than many of the psychotroic medications on the market today.
Avatar m tn //www.spectrumpsychiatry.com Symptoms: 1. Delay in learning to speak 2. Troubles in social communication or incapability to make acquaintance 3. Occasional or complete absence of eye contact 4. Repetition of language and motor activities (Such as, flapping hands, babbling) 5. Constant fixation on specific parts of an object 6. Fondness to play alone ADHD: It is clinically termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is common among young people.
Avatar n tn Forgot to say....depending on how long she's been on the Depakote, almost all of the anti-seizure meds cause tiredness at first, and can have other assorted side effects that usually go away in about a month. Was depression the reason for the anti-depressive meds? If so, often times the Bipolar meds also treat the depression, in addition to balancing out the mood swings.
1725558 tn?1309741096 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. A distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week (or any duration if hospitalization is necessary). B.
Avatar f tn Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also used together with other medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Excessive sweating can be one of the majot side effects of Abilify, however, I have never heard of anyone developing cysts from taking the medication. Contact your provider for more advice.
Avatar f tn I've got used to waiting for it to pass, but it's still an unpleasant experience, so if anyone has any useful advice on how to stop it that would be really appreciated. In my case symptoms of whatever it is are hearing sounds distorted, almost shouted by voices from inside my head, and motion and sound feeling rushed and out of proportion. Almost always when I'm lying still after waking up.
Avatar f tn No one can hear me, and I feel trapped. Oh, how much I long to run into the creek and jump off a cliff, how much I want to stab myself in the heart. People always have told me that they wanted me to be happy, but how can I be happy if people won't let me do the things I want to do? How can I be happy if I do what makes me happy... but I hurt people even more than I already have? I've been tearing myself apart, thread by thread and I can't put myself back together; no one can.
Avatar m tn SEROQUEL is approved to treat the depressive episodes and the acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder and to treat schizophrenia. SEROQUEL XR is a once daily tablet approved only to treat schizophrenia Antidepressants have increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults.
Avatar m tn I do not attempt in this now quite lengthy account to describe this period of my life in more detail, nor do I discuss my death wish or my suicidal tendencies during the many years of BPD beginning in the last months of my adolescent years, in October of 1963, during which I experienced the death wish for the first time due to the intensity of my first depression. Before the official diagnosis of manic-depression in 1980 my death wish was only associated with a few periods of intense D.