Manic depression symptoms uk

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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 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 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 f tn Anyone in the uk know why my psychologist has said I have a mood disorder and wants psychiatrist to diagnose (apt in the post!) But they've give me mirtazine (for the depression and lack of sleep..except I've been manic fir 2 weeks!
574118 tn?1305135284 s. Therefore i thought if i am free from depression then i will not take any AD so i will never become manic. But strange i am void of depression for a year now, yet i began to go up without any AD. Which frightens me. is it possible i changed from BP2 to BP1 or what. I always had the impression that i am a soft bipolar i.e. never went to a hospital and my drugs are all AP's.
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.
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 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.
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.
1685280 tn?1305432053 I have made the internet my best friend when it comes to finding out about my Bi-Polar/Manic Depression. Medications, symptoms, different types of episodes and every other question i have. I have been dealing with this for 16 yrs and treating it for most of that. I still have questions that are unanswered, and med's that don't work. Not to mention i still ride the roller coaster every day with not real cure.
Avatar m tn Been bipolar for most of my life but did not understand it. have been manic since jan 2010 and it could'nt have come at a better time. my spouse is ill and had to get her through it. I'm concerned that this episode will end and i will go back to being depressed again. Are there any steps to take to avoid another mood swing?
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.
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 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 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 n tn am a failure mum sent money to uk which is very shameful for me. i am tired of every thing fed up of everything there is no God there is no help there is no bliss/happiness all is temporary ............................................................
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 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 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?
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 n tn are the above manifestations "normal" for sulpiride? is there any way to reduce the side effects but avoid a return of symptoms?
574118 tn?1305135284 Then with an abuse of an antidepressant I was dx BP as I became manic. After I extinguished my mania, I adopted a theory saying that A PERSON BECOMES MANIC ONLY UNDER AN ANTIDEPRESSANT. An obvious corollary to my theorem is IF NO DEPRESSION THEN NO BP since you will not need an AD so you won't be manic. I was happy with my theory for 3 years as I didn't need to take any AD as my depression is not so severe. Hence I never took an AD since this date.
574118 tn?1305135284 And yes, some people do go back to normal on their own eventually, although others flip flop with no middle or have swinging gradients between depression, mixed states, and manias. Other people are manic for years, either constantly or intermittently, without ever having touched drugs (while drug abuse is a common problem/symptom in BP I, there are plenty of people who don't have that particular symptom and are still really manic).
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.
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.