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Bipolar Depression

Bipolar depression refers to continuous changes in an individual's mood, from happiness to sadness. It is a mental health condition. It usually occurs due to depression.

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Can random suicidal thoughts be due to bipolar depressive disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done some research and I am pretty sure I have depressive bipolar disorder. I have struggled with something I thought was depression for a long time but it was always more like episodes of suicidal thoughts and me being in a deep depression. Like if I do have it the other night I...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What are your symptoms exactly? If they are of depression, then the treatment with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) is ideally given for six months or so. Basically, if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, do not w...  Read Full »

My daughter has illusions and is depressed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My adult child, 25 years old, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for depression and suicidal thoughts. She had therapy for several years. However, when visiting tonight, she mentioned voices and hallucinations. I was taken back bc she never mentioned that before. The nurse said it...  Read Full »

Dr. Venkat Suresh Heijebu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can certainly understand your concern. I have worked through your attached query in detail. Hallucinations like hearing voices can be a feature of severe depression. They can occur if depression progresses through higher grades. It does not imply that you have missed...  Read Full »

My son has bipolar disorder and after changing the medication he has urge for smoking. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is a bipolar patient, he is not taking drinks, and smoking mean while for the last four months. He is under treatment for bipolar disorder. Now, after four months of treatment, we put him to college after the gap of two years, but he just went for a week and not going now. He w...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, I understand that your son has developed bipolar disorder or psychosis in the background of substance misuse. He is on medications (Qutiapine and Oxetal), which are mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medicines, which will be helpful to treat yo...  Read Full »

I feel suffocated at times and suffer from frequent mood swings. Do I have a bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I fight with one decision and then I decide another thing at the end moment. I get agitated easily. I also cannot focus on my studies and think of suicide at times. I feel suffocated at times and suffer from mood swings. Am I Bipolar? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. You should do exercises da...  Read Full »

Can self-medicating bipolar disorder lead to drug dependence?

Query: Hi doctor,My sister self-diagnosed herself as bipolar and is now taking the tablet Tegretol. She has been taking it for the past six weeks and is noticing progress. But I am worried that she will continue the medication forever and get into a dependence cycle. In addition, she has been suffering fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is good that you took the initiative on behalf of your sister to seek an opinion on her condition. Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic agent that can be used to manage bipolar disorders to prevent fu...  Read Full »

I have bipolar depression and severe headaches. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bipolar depression for the past many years. Despite taking many medicines, I feel severe neuropathic headaches daily that hurdle my performance in daily activities. I have tried so many antidepressants but they have not improved my condition. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are some factors that may precipitate headaches. Has this headache started due to taking medications or is it related to stress? Daily chronic headache occurs most probably due to stress. Kindly follow up wit...  Read Full »

Can depression and anxiety make me develop bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am afraid if I am suffering from a bipolar disorder. I suffer from depression and anxiety. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you consult a specialist who will assess and diagnose your illness if you have one. I also suggest you practice good mental and physical well-being. Take seven to eight hours of sleep daily, exercise regula...  Read Full »

My husband is sad, depressed and behaves rudely. Is he mentally ill?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is mostly sad and depressed. He cannot listen a word against him or his family(mom, dad & sister). He gets mad and behaves very rudely with everyone if they do not agree to what he says. He fought with his boss in his company for silly reasons. He abuses me emotionally a...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Considering the history of the symptoms you have mentioned, there are few possibilities. One is some underlying mood disturbance which could part of bipolar disorder. This should be appropriately evaluated to make a diagnosis. Repetitiv...  Read Full »

Which is a better option for bipolar depression, Lamotrigine or ketamine infusion therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was previously diagnosed with bipolar II and was taking 100 mg Lamotrigine daily for depression maintenance. She was on that dosage for nine years. She recently suffered a more chronic depressive episode and went out of town for ketamine infusion therapy. The infusions were ver...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem. Ketamine infusion therapy has great roles in depression but regular maintenance treatment is needed and which results in a significant burden on patients. Lamotrigine is the right drug for resistant depression. Even in maintenance treat...  Read Full »

I am suffering from bipolar depression. Can you explain more about the condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe that I am suffering from bipolar depression disorder, and it would be helpful if you share more information about this condition. My father was diagnosed with bipolar depression at my age, and I have also been showing certain signs. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can screen yourself for clinical depression. First, do a self-rating test of depression like Zung's self-rating depression scale, which you can easily find on the internet. Bipolar depression is said to be present if the current episode is of clinical depression ...  Read Full »

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