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Bipolar disorder I

Bipolar disorder I: Introduction

Bipolar disorder I: Bipolar I disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode. Most people with bipolar I disorder also suffer from episodes of depression. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bipolar disorder I is available below.

Symptoms of Bipolar disorder I

  • During a manic episode, elevated mood can manifest itself as either euphoria or as irritability.
  • Abnormal behavior during manic episodes includes:
  • Flying suddenly from one idea to the next
  • Rapid, "pressured" speech
  • Increased energy, with hyperactivity and decreased need for sleep
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Bipolar disorder I

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder I?

Causes of Bipolar disorder I

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Bipolar disorder I: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bipolar disorder I

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 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 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 loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many 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, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, 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 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 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 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 symptoms more »

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

Bipolar disorder I: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bipolar disorder I

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Bipolar disorder I: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bipolar disorder I

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Prognosis for Bipolar disorder I

Prognosis for Bipolar disorder I: It is possible to prevent some episodes of mania or depression once bipolar disorder has developed. Regular therapy sessions with a psychologist or social worker can stabilize mood, leading to fewer hospitalizations and feeling better overall. Taking medicine on a regular basis also leads to fewer manic or depressive episodes.

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More information about Bipolar disorder I

  1. Bipolar disorder I: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis

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