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
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symptoms of Bipolar disorder I
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 different...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...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 loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,
whereas there are many other...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,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,
it...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...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 help...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 symptoms of...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders ...read more »
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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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