Manic depression symptoms in children

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603015 tn?1329862973 I believe it is used in children. The psychiatrist needs to make a conclusive diagnosis first and if the tics started after she took medication he definitely needs to find out if that's the cause.
Avatar f tn Neurofeedback is proven to help with insomnia, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD and more. Many times children who have been abused act out and the abuse isn't discovered until years later. Seeing a good child psychologist would get him/her help sooner and avoid many more years of pain. An interesting fact is that 50% of adults with Bipolar experienced child abuse. What kind of message does a child get when they are given a pill to mask symptoms of child sexual abuse?
Avatar n tn These symptoms could be due to a number of psychiatric disorders, especially Bipolar Disorder(Manic Depression), alcohol or drug abuse, Major Depression, or Schizophrenia. Sressful situations may prompt the onset of psychiatric illness in some individuals, or what you refer to as "nervous breakdown" I hope you find this information helpful. It is provided for educational purposes only, and should not replace consultation with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Just the idea that they would have to live thier lives in such pain is very unnerving to me. Knowing that Manic Depression often ends in suicide makes me want to help them in any way I can. I have been to Manic Depression support groups but they have never helped. They depress me and I start to think it is hopeless.
Avatar n tn Daughter, married, 3 children under 8 years old, husband who is in denial, self centered and running away from situation and family. Daughter symtoms: anxiety swings, depression, medicated for anxiety and depression, can't hold meaningful conversation, can't hold eye contact, self centered, pick face constantly, spend thrift, can't focus on menial tasks, age 35 years old. Refuses therapy. Don't know what medications daughter is taking. Medication was perscribed by doctor.
414776 tn?1202738690 You dont have to have depression and if you are bi polar you need to be treated for the manic and the depression. I am sorry about your doc. but you should find a new one and get a therapist. I am bi poalr and I take celexana zyprexa for the manic and the depression. I ve been stable for 7 years. see about the therapist It does wonders for you.
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.
Avatar n tn I can totally relate. I am a rapid cycler and sometimes symptoms of mania and depression mixes. I can be very very horny and depressed at the same time. My being bipolar totally effects my sexdrive. Depression in bipolar people can sometimes be corrected by a boost of seretonin. And sex it the ultimate anti-depressent and naturally boosts seretonin levels. Therefore, the body can naturally crave that seretonin to correct the depressive side.
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.
4430260 tn?1355099657 You may rapid cycle after a while. I can't tell because all of us cycle differently. The depression could and probably will be severe but you can make it through it. Time slows down when you are depressed, well I don't have to tell you anything about depression. If you haven't fell into manic depression in a while I will give you some tips that I have figured out. The manic depression will pass.
Avatar m tn In children with anger overload, the outburst is often brief, less than half an hour, and while there may be physical acting out, usually no one is hurt. In addition, children with bipolar have other symptoms such as periods of mania, grandiosity, intense silliness or hypersexuality. Anger overload is also different from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Children with AD/HD have significant distractibility, which occurs regularly in school and/or the home.
635467 tn?1223553618 I think I may be suffering from the manic depression side of bipolar!!! The only symptom i do not posess is the hallucinations and the violence (well not towards humans or animals anyway) although i do tend to throw soft objects such as teddies around!!! My mother had bipolar all of her life (the manic depressive side). I dont know when my next outburst is going to be.
Avatar f tn Smoking although clearly a good idea to stop does of course have withdrawal symptoms and also in noting why people with schizophrenia often smoked scientists are studying a new generation of antipsychotics based on the effects of nicotine (without the harmful effects). Clinical findings aside stopping smoking is rough for anyone so you can expect things to be difficult for a while and for standard symptoms from bipolar to worsen for a while.
Avatar f tn manic depression can also be known as bipolar disorder...its like when you get really high feelings then all of a sudden really low feelings. Usually there are phases like manic phases which lasts either days or even months then followed by depressive phases. Actually, a lot of famous people have this. Jim Carey and Robin Williams both have it. They only film movies during their "manic" stages and often disappear during their depressive stages.
Avatar n tn Bipolar Disorder 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 Dear Barbara, Bipolar disorder, also known as "manic-depression" is characterized by episodes of mood disturbance. Persons most typically have manic episodes, but the majority also have depressive episodes.
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.
724388 tn?1231372047 there has been a number of tramatic events in my life that may have caused this depression. can anyone help this far into depression?
Avatar n tn when i hear that someone at this age is having BP I get depressed myself because I don't believe it. SURE pdocs dx him and we should respect their view as they are supposed to be the only expertise. But at this age the body keeps changing hormonal wise and the brain is still in its infancy. The reason why he prescribed lamictal and abilify is that both help in depression. But i would consult another pdoc. Why didn't you try psychotherapy first CBT, etc..
1226240 tn?1269719467 The longest my manic episode has gone on for is 3-4 months this year till now. Half the time I didnt even know I was in a manic state until it all started going downhill, then I back tracked and realised that it all started from a bit of excitement.
Avatar f tn We used to call that "Manic/ depressive." I recognize the manic part (that's me, a manic...I just realized there are no manic forums on here. hmmm... we're being discriminated against!!! :) ) But seriously, it does classify as classic bi polar from what you're saying.
Avatar n tn My aunt suffers from manic depression and had taken Paxil coninuously for 2.5 years. However, in December 2000 she starting having brief seizures and gradually stopped taking PAxil. She has been completely off the medication for the past 4 weeks. Now she wants to start taking it again, because she feels she needs it, because her depressive and manic episodes are worsening. Do you think she can start taking Paxil again, or should she try a different drug? Thanks a lot.
Avatar f tn My daughter is ten and has had counseling and medication for severe depression last winter. Her depression got much better in the spring and summer. It seems to get worse in the fall when the days get shorter. And we live in an area with long winter with little sun.
Avatar n tn , I do not believe that information about manic-depression can lead to suicide. I have a history of manic-depression in my family (excluding myself) and I have been the only one to seek information about it. As for the rest of my manic-depressive family members - my mother has been the only one to attempt suicide numerous times and did not seek any information about her illness - as a matter of fact did not even know about her illness.
Avatar n tn * auto-immune issues (paternal grandmother) * fibromyalgia (paternal grandmother) * manic depression (maternal grandfather) My symptoms (pretty much since mono): * chronically tired with good days/week in between * exhausted/overhelmed after "good spell" * short fuse/little patience with everything * aching joints/muscles * mentally foggy * overwhelmed by the prospect/thought of projects/doing something beyond the routine of day-to-day * heart racing off and on throughout the day * n
1334561 tn?1277233286 I have been smoking weed, even with my Manic Depression, and Its not affecting me any differently than it has when I was smoking Quarter (.25 of an Ounce) Before I was diagnosed, should I stop or May I Continue...?
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.