Bipolar Disorder

Previously called manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes severe mood changes and unusual shifts in energy, activity levels, behavior, and thinking. It is classified into four groups, namely bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, cyclothymic disorder, and bipolar disorder induced by any other condition or medication. The mood of the person with this disorder varies from being extremely energized to being very sad or feeling hopeless.

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What is bipolar affective?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Zoloft 25 mg and Ativan 5 mg one or two tablets to one tablet prn which I rarely take for anxiety. I take Tapazol 2.5 mg for hyperthyroid, TUMS two or three a day, Pepcid AC, vitamin D, B12, and Ventolin inhaler. I have been taking Zoloft and Ativan for 24 years. Fo...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tell me one thing, since how long you have these thyroid nodules? Because some times symptoms of anxiety and restlessness might be due to hyperthyroid state. Is there any family history of any such kind of illness? Is there any change in functioning, sleep or appetit...  Read Full »

Do I take correct medications for bipolar I and ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query about the medication prescribed to me, and I need a second opinion. My diagnoses are bipolar 1 and ADHD. I take daily, 1. Lithium 1600 mg. 2. Lamotrigine 300 mg. 3. Amisulpride 400 mg. 4. Haloperidol 4 mg. 5. Sertraline 200 mg. 6. Pregabalin 400 mg. 7. Propranolo...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The rule of thumb in psychiatry is to prescribe medicine for an adequate duration and adequate dose, before considering it ineffective or plan to change. If your doctor has previously tried one medication for proper dose and duration now, he can add another drug, so ...  Read Full »

Is my behavior indicative of bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I do not know what is wrong with me. I think I have severe depression and anxiety, but obviously, that cannot be 100 % accurate. The thing is, I think I am depressed, but there are times where I feel on top of the world. Maybe I have bipolar disorder? I do not kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ideally, you should collect the courage to tell your problem to parents because you are still very young. If not comfortable with parents some close relative or friend or free helpline. Making the diagnosis of depression, the symptoms must present for at least two week...  Read Full »

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