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Bipolar V

Bipolar V: Introduction

Bipolar V: Bipolar V involves patients who only experience depressive symptoms as a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, but have a family history of bipolar disorder. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bipolar V is available below.

Symptoms of Bipolar V

  • Lasting sad, anxious, or empty mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, including sex
  • Decreased energy, a feeling of fatigue or of being "slowed down"
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Bipolar V

  • Lithium- mood stabiliser
  • Anticonvulsant medications, such as valproate or carbamazepine , also can have mood-stabilizing effects and may be especially useful for difficult-to-treat bipolar episodes. Newer anticonvulsant medications, including lamotrigine, gabapentin, and topiramate , are being studied to determine how well they work in stabilizing mood cycles
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Bipolar V

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Bipolar V: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bipolar V

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities....read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See ...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or ...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose...read more »

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