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Old 02-21-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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is bipolar the same as manic depressant

and what are the symptoms. thanks

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Old 02-22-2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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I think so. They are often called the same thing.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:25 AM   #3
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

One of my drs told me it used to be called manic depression and today they call it bipolar, but I believe it is the same thing. The symptoms vary and I know there are huge lists of them everywhere on the internet. Good luck!

Old 02-22-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

Yes, bipolar is excactly the same as manic depression. There are many symptoms and I agree with 'Goofy' about searching the internet. I don't have the attention span to type them all!

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Old 02-24-2005, 02:51 PM   #5
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

Manic Depression and Bipolar are the same exact thing. My psych told me.

Old 03-02-2005, 10:35 AM   #6
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

I have found a great deal of information and definitions online by searching:
NIMH This is the abbreviation for the National Institute of Mental Health

This site is useful in that it defines various conditions, symptoms and treatment options. It's not a bad place to start looking into mental health questions.

Old 03-02-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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Bi-Polar disorder and Manic Depression are the same illness. I have had it for 10 years. There are many different symptoms:

Lack of sleep
More energy
feeling "High" or a sense of well being
Reckless behavior, such as spending too much money, sexual behavior.
some people, including myself have psychotic symptoms, which include being paranoid, hearing someone call your name, seeing things move.

There are many symptoms of Bi-polar disorder. I have found that right before I become Manic, I am irritable. I hope you find the answers you are looking for and I wish you the best of luck in your search.........
I have seen many things BUT the most terrible thing I have ever seen was the lack of compassion for another.....................Kahlia

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Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 AM   #8
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

thanks for the info

Old 03-04-2005, 05:10 PM   #9
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Re: is bipolar the same as manic depressant

Hi! I agree with everyone else they are the same.

Here's the best list of symptom that I've found:
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder differs significantly from clinical depression, although the symptoms for the depressive phase of the illness are similar. Most people who have bipolar disorder talk about experiencing "highs" and "lows" Ė the highs are periods of mania, the lows periods of depression. These swings can be severe, ranging from extreme energy to deep despair. The severity of the mood swings and the way they disrupt normal life activities distinguish bipolar mood episodes from ordinary mood changes.

Symptoms of mania - the "highs" of bipolar disorder

Increased physical and mental activity and energy

Heightened mood, exaggerated optimism and self-confidence

Excessive irritability, aggressive behavior

Decreased need for sleep without experiencing fatigue

Grandiose delusions, inflated sense of self-importance

Racing speech, racing thoughts, flight of ideas

Impulsiveness, poor judgment, distractibility

Reckless behavior

In the most severe cases, delusions and hallucinations

Symptoms of depression - the "lows" of bipolar disorder

Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells

Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns

Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety

Pessimism, indifference

Loss of energy, persistent lethargy

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness

Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness

Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal

Unexplained aches and pains

Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

If you want a list of the different types of bp just post a thread and I'll get them for you.



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