Manic depression symptoms medication

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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.
1112208 tn?1258544842 what combination of medication does anyone find most effective especially concernig the anti-psychotic are you affected by some form of symptoms almost all the time with limited time spans of being almost symptom free?
Avatar n tn Some mood stabilizers treat mania more easily than depression (although Lamictal generally treats depression well) but each person responds differently to each medication. If his psychiatrist doesn't have any more ideas you could seek a secnd opinion but ask them what might be the appropriate next step within their clinical discretion. Also note the use of medication and dosage are different for a younger person and you could discuss this with the psychiatrist as well.
520191 tn?1355635402 Then from there ask about the specific side effect profile and efficacy of each one as regards its effect on depression and you could also look up the medication website. From what I am reading Amisulpride like Seroquel does have a mood stabilization effect and actually has shown efficacy on depresion though only a psychiatrist would understand this in full.
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.
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 n tn 1st diagnosis: manic depression or ADHD. 2nd diagnosis: None 3rd diagnosis: manic depression or brain injury. Each time someone wants my son to start taking medications. Dont you need a firm diagnosis 1st in order to know what medication is needed? Does anyone relate to these symptoms? Restless legs, cant sleep more than 2 hrs a night, can't concentrate, can't sit still, everyone thiks he's on drugs.(Multiple drug tests). Whats wrong with my son?
724388 tn?1231372047 is there any way of overcoming the manic depression problem? i have been experiencing depression for as long as i can remember. i think it all has to do with my loving uncle passed away when i was young, my biological father not being around since i was 4, having a stepdad raise me and my sister, my mom being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, ect. 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 f tn Hypomania is not as intense as mania. For example, you may be pacing, full of energy, talking fast, and racing thoughts, but at the same time you are not a complete ball of energy. Like you may just be much more energetic but not necessarily clean the whole house at 2:00 a.m. You just don't go up as high. I have hypomania and not mania. Psychosis can happen sort of any time, from what I understand, either in deperssion or mania. I would ask these questions of your doctor, too.
Avatar n tn 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? Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. ======================================================================================== Thanks for the question.
Avatar n tn my husband was told he had major depression. he was put on prozac 60mg,wellbutrin 100mg,and zyprexa 20mg. it has been 2 years. he can't remember things from the day before. he does seam a little better. but he acts like a zobie. i feel he is over medicated. please give me some advise. i spoke to his doctor last time we saw him. he said he would start cutting him back next time we saw him. i read in a book on depression that he sould have only been on zyprexa for a short time.
Avatar n tn 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? Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.
1079264 tn?1256005782 what is hyper manic disorder, how bad can it get, possible medication help, and insomia
202665 tn?1248806733 Ever notice that even on medication the swings between manic an depression can be tough? the depression starts out small..something gone wrong..then another..then another..etc. Soon, where you felt you where on level ground, it gives way and you're falling. you grasp to stop the fall but one thnig about a hole is that it gets drker the deeper you fall. Soon you switch from tryng to stop yourself and climbing out to dealing with the darkness around you.
556500 tn?1222338630 a week or so after all these issues i had excessive energy thats it... no other symptoms (i thought it was bipolar, i went to a psychologist whom agreed. I was put on depacote, then eventually lamictal. I never had a bought of hypomania. ever again . I did some reseach and i have come to the conclusion i do not have bipolar. However i do have anxiety issues. I do not have ANY symptoms of bp2 i have been tapering down 10% of lamictal every 2 weeks slowly.
Avatar n tn i was wondering if there is a anti-depressant that is great for manic depression and to loose my depression weight. when i am depressed or stressed i eat until i feel sick. i am in serious need for help. please help me. i am not sure what meds could help my situation!
Avatar f tn My mother is bipolar, and I was also diagnosed with major depresive disorder. I am also on limictal and has been the only medication that has worked for my depression. I just went through what they said was a manic episode. They have not diagnosed me with bipolar but instead diagnosed me as mood disorder nos. I am still not completely sure what that diagnosis means, but I am on additional medications now to treat the mania. I am 27. If you ever go manic I think that is when you will know.
Avatar m tn Seroquel is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). Abilify is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. 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.
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 I have no ambition. I think about suicide. I'm passive, unhappy, and I feel stupid. I have a hard time concentrating too. Is this all bipolar disorder?
Avatar n tn What is to be expected when a person has been diagnoised with manic depression and has been on medication for several years, and recently quit taking it and now is in manic mode... And how do you convince someone in manic mode that they need help . That medicantion is needed...
Avatar n tn Rainz, you are probably too young to be manic depressive. I wouldn't worry about the diagnosis, but if you want to describe your symptoms and problems and why you are depressed, we may be able to she some light on that.
569043 tn?1216845586 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. 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.
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 know all about being a Manic Depressive because I am one also. He takes Adderall for ADHD, Zoloft for Depression, Depakote for Manic, Coloindine for a hand to face tick, Periactin for itching/to gain weight, and Hydroxyzine for itching. I am also Hypothyroid, as are my sisters and father. My six year old daughter was just diagnosed with ADD and is on Ritalin. I have been researching all of these and have seen that hypothyroid covers them all. I also have a goiter.