It is highly unlikely to have both, rather than Bipolar Affective Disorder.
It is commonly believed by persons with a childhood diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, that their later diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder is an incorrect diagnosis and that they suffer from ADD/ADHD and depression despite skilled clinicians identifying the behavior.
The reason for this is simple: ADD/ADHD is a controversial diagnosis often made on pediatric patients by General Practioners untrained in pediatric psychiatry. While a real and debilitating ailment in actual suffers, ADD/ADHD is diagnosed in more than 3 times as many children as sufferers later appear in the adult population (meaning either that spontaneous remission occurs or that a mental illness can be outgrown by some, but not others- both of which are implausible).
The issue comes down to wishful thinking and drug seeking behavior: the drugs of choice for the treatment of ADD/ADHD are amphetamines. And the patients are habituated to them (which is medical speak for addicted). Once a diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder is made, these drugs are strictly counter-indicated, and slowly withdrawn.
The patient perfers the amphetamine (a drug of abuse which they are habituated to) over the standard regimine of treatment, and insists on the prior diagnosis in an attempt to secure their preferred drug.
Manic depression, also known as bipolar, is treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Manic Depression, now labeled Bipolar condition, is treated with drugs to control and stabilize moods. It is also treated with counseling and behavior modification in some cases. The family members need to be apprised of the patent's condition and proper treatments.
Bipolar disorder cannot be cured, but it can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy, herbal supplements or sleep medications.
Depakote is used to treat seizure disorders, psychiatric conditions, and migraine headaches. The psychiatric conditions that are treated include manic depression and bipolar disorders.
People with bipolar disorder commonly are treated with the drug Lithium.
A patient taking Tolaz MD (generic name: olanzapine), would be a person being treated for depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
No. Zoloft is in the same class of anti-depressants as Prozac and would not be helpful. Depressive episodes of bipolar disorder are treated differently than major depression. Prozac and Topamax may/may not be helping the situation. Lamictal is considered first line for depressive symptoms of bipolar I disorder. If Lamictal (lamotrigine) is not helpful for controlling depressive symptoms, usually an atypical antipsychotic is added, such as quetiapine (Seroquel). The term "bipolar depression" is fairly general and is important to a response about treatment. Treatment for depressive episodes of bipolar depression differ from treatment of manic episodes. I would recommend that you look at the Texas Implementation of Medication Algorithms for Bipolar I Disorder in order to tailor therapy for your patient's symptoms. You can access the TIMA Guidelines via medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/524957_print or google it to find the original page.
Fish oil does appear to offer considerable benefits to people with bipolar disorder.
Contrary to what many believe, manic depression is not "serious depression" or "real depression", although it is very serious and real. Mania is the opposite of depression. According to the dictionary, it is "an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire." A manic-depressive is someone who cycles between mania and depression. It is the same as bipolar disorder. Manic depression is also known as Bipolar 1 or Bipolar 2. Its a complicated mental problem that is treated with medication. MANIC DEPRESSION is now called Bi Polar as in 2 poles of mood, lows and highs. I myself am asufferer and hate the WORD MANIC thankfully it now has a much kinder title. Indeed myself and others do have severe depressions. The highs differ and I have hypomania, mild highs. This is a severe illness many loose touch with reality. Depression is the opposite. Try on line for list of symptoms. good luck
If someone is just upset the answer is no but, if your doctor diagnosis is clinical depression then the answer would be yes. Clinical depression is an imbalance of the chemicals in your brain and can be treated.
Bi polar disorder at any level is something that needs to be treated by a professional. The most common symptoms is a severe depression, followed by mood swings.
One is tested for bipolar disorder by being asked a series of questions that have answers that give automatically makes it easy to tell, and it is treated with special medication only given to you by your doctor.
According to some studies, many common mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder (manic-depression), attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), anxiety , or schizophrenia , may be triggered by deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids
It could be antibiotic resistance, misdiagnosis (especially if you were treated without a culture), or anatomical differences that make you more likely to get them.
There is no cure for bipolar disorder. However, it can be treated, often with psychotherapy, and a variety of drugs such as lithium. With proper treatment, people who suffer with bipolar disorder can lead full and ordinary lives.
your entire natural life, however long that is. if properly treated, there is no reason that bipolar would shorten a person's life.
I believe bipolar is treatable;definitely has a genetic component, but if childhood ADHD isn't treated it turns into bipolar later in life. I have bipolar people in my family and had come to tdefubhese conclusions from experience.
Yes, when someone is in the depressed phase of Bipolar Disorder it can make the depression worse. When someone is in the manic phase it can lead to them being more impulsive and lead to taking greater risks than either alcohol alone, or mania alone. Also alcohol can interact with many of the medications used to treat Bipolar illness adversely. It should also be noted that people with Bipolar disorder will often self medicate with alcohol and other non-prescribed drugs when not adequately being treated. The degree of ones Bipolar illness will also be a determining factor in how much alcohol will affect one with Bipolar Disorder.
The golden rule is: never take any drugs prescribed for another person! This could actually do you a great deal of harm.Bipolar Mood Disorder and Depression are not basically the same thing. Bipolar Mood Disorder is a complicated illness. Both of these illnesses need professional help and can be treated.If someone suspects they are suffering from a mental health condition, they should go and see their doctor.
some can some should be treated other ways
Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder that should be treated immediately after it has been found. There are medical treatments depending on how extensive the disorder has become.