Manic depression test nhs

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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.
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.
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 m tn my daughter(step)has been diagnosed,bipolar and bpd,with depression,after changing meds afew times nowdue to bad reactions,she is taking geodon.my wife and i are noticing aggressive behavior,and paranoia(along with nhs therapist)she is currently in hospital(acute care)and docs and therapists seem to be ignoring this and are contemplating release after suicidal/homicidal threats,has anyone experienced or heard of such aggression from geodon?
Avatar f tn People with bipolar disorder type I have had at least one manic episode and periods of major depression. In the past, bipolar disorder type I was called manic depression. People with bipolar disorder type II have never had full mania. Instead they experience periods of high energy levels and impulsiveness that are not as extreme as mania (called hypomania). These periods alternate with episodes of depression.
Avatar n tn When the tiredess didnt go away I figured depression and was put on anti-depressants. Then another episode of hives came on ( I get them every 6 months) I was sent to a allergist where he determined through some tests that I have recurring mono. I also have vitiligo and anemia. Are they all related. I'm exhausted, weak and just want to sleep but am afraid to take time off. Is me on getting rest going to make the problem worse? Does this mean I have a weak immune system.
Avatar m tn I am a manic depressive diagnosed about 20 years ago. However I had a friend who was an ex special school headmaster. I went to him he became my councillor with hypnotherapy and CBT. I was having NHS therapy and seeing a phyciatrist too. After about 2 years of therapy with Roger my friend he started to believe and tell me I was not a manic depressive but the victim of child rape. My mother is a manic depressive too. After another few years I got a lot better and Roger got to know my family.
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!
2190999 tn?1504988891 I can say most of the time it is because of coming out of a deep depression. In my case the depression comes first then the mania, (90 percent of the time.) I am still working on it, and I will continue to work on it until I can tell when it is coming. However all of us are different and you are going to have to do the work to figure out what is going on. I have seen a lot of psychiatrists who monitored me very closely and they could only tell when I was going manic.
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 f tn Yes, he will crash into depression and as serious as his mania seems the depression would be very bad. Just try to be there for him the best you can and notice the changes if you have time so that you can try to redirect his overwhelming emotions into a positive way, but not building paintball arena.
Avatar f tn I'm currently having a manic phase. I was just wondering, does anyone else get this when something exciting is going to happen? Like a trigger? I'm going to a spa for the night tomorrow (well today actually coz I'm still wide awake with the insomnia) and I'm not sure if it is just excitement or manic. I was going through depression, pretty badly, for about 2 weeks there and now it's like I'm invincible!! Iv never kept track of my moods and I'm unsure of my triggers.
Avatar n tn I had an exercise tolerance test done in which I had upto 1mm of ST depression (upsloping) at peak exercise that disappeared in recovery. This result was equivocal so I had a Thallium myocardial perfusion imaging test. This came back normal. I still get chest pain - what does 1mm upsloping ST depression mean? Do I have anything to worry about or do I need further tests.
1079264 tn?1256005782 Make sure you mean hyper manic not hypo manic. Hypomanic means mild mood swings. That's common. Hypermanic means extreme mania and that can cause lack of judgment and reality testing that can be extremely dangerous and if that's what's diagnosed by a psychiatrist within their judgment it needs treatment right away.
Avatar f tn I am a 27 y/o female, since i was of elementary school age i had disturbing thoughts of harming someone violently and along with this urges i had blinding migraines to the point of where i was sick as a dog could this be manic depression and also i also have thoughts of when someone that is close to me is harmed or hurt (by others) and i would also get real sick and worry and not able to focus. I use to have a good memory but now i cant remember much as of late. can you help me?
Avatar f tn Does anyone else with manic depression find it extremely difficult to hold down a job?
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...?
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.
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?
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.
1011752 tn?1269241519 I was just wondering...what is the average length of time a manic or depressive episode will last if left untreated? (This doesn't count ending it with death by suicide.) I heard somewhere that an untreated manic episode will last four months.