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Dr. Karthick is one of the best Psychiatrists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Karthick personally at Aashiana Psychiatric Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Karthick on Lybrate.com.

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My life is not good. I am 30 years male and unmarried. My education is also not good. I am a graduate but I studied in correspondence. I have long gap between 12th and degree. I have done SAP certification. Got a job with low pay recently. Every where asking experience and good education without gap. I am not yet got married. All my friends are in good position. My parents are worried. I feel like committing suicide often. I lost hope on my life. If I do it, my parents will be sad and I want to take care of them. So I feel very much depressed. Please help me. Thanks and regards

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
My life is not good. I am 30 years male and unmarried. My education is also not good. I am a graduate but I studied i...
Dear lybrate user. Be self motivated. You know your qualification is less. You know people will ask for experience to give you good paid job. You know you have a big gap between plus two and degree. You know getting job is difficult and good salary is more difficult. Once you know all these things, you also know that worrying is of no use. If you don't know this, should know by now. There were reasons and justifications for whatever happened in your past. Nothing was your fault. Now get going. Do further higher study by correspondence. Get experience in the present job with low salary. I suggest you for counseling and motivation therapy. Take care.
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Now a days I feel very depressed. I can't explain why. I am loosing my self confidence.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Now a days I feel very depressed. I can't explain why. I am loosing my self confidence.
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks The common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort Changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren't your responsibility Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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My age is 26 year I am male. I have depression problem there was so many problems in my family so it occurred. Due to this I also suffering from psycho-sexual problem I do not want to do sex if I do it I feel tired my mood also get sad all time negative feelings depress me all time I have no concentration power I can not concentrate what I want to do please help me.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My age is 26 year I am male.
I have depression problem there was so many problems in my family so it occurred. Due to...
Hi lybrate-user, Don't worry you need psychotherapy for your problem. First of all I need you to practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, nonjudging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing. Do it daily for 15 minutes whenever you can.
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I am 28 year old guy, in 2013 when I was preparing for competition exam I was attacked by anxiety due to which it effects my sleep and I was consuming libo tyrp 10 mg. Doctor advised me for this you have to quit your drinking habits as it rise the anxiety problem. However from 2016 jan I suddenly realize that I no more want medicine now as I can sleep without it. My question is though I am not taking any medicine for 6 months and my sleeping problem is also recovering. But sometimes when I drink than next day I feel restless or become uneasy . Should I quit drinking forever , and is my anxiety problem is finished.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28 year old guy, in 2013 when I was preparing for competition exam I was attacked by anxiety due to which it eff...
Dear lybrate user, I think you need to find out what is causing this anxiety. It is not about appearing for competitive exam, it is probably fear of failure or not living upto the expectations; that is causing this anxiety. Please understand your strengths and skills. Have faith in yourself. I think this anxiety is caused because you consider yourself weak to face any challenge in life. It appears that you are trying to take help either from the medicines or from your drinks. Both are not advisable. Both these habits have their own side effects which will harm your body and your future as well. Behaviour therapy will help you to get rid of your anxiety and drinking. Please consult a counsellor. Take care.
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I am suffering from headache since last 5 days. I had taken sumo tablets 500mg but it still didn't worked. What should I do to get cure of this in not much time?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DPM Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
I am suffering from headache since last 5 days. I had taken sumo tablets 500mg but it still didn't worked. What shoul...
Don't take pain killer tab as otc basis. There r several causes of short duration headache. Consul your doctor. Check your eye sight also.
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Hey. I an depressed because of my family. They do not support me. They abuse me. I want to run away from House but I'm not financially independent. I so depressed that I want to die now. Help me.

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist,
Hey. I an depressed because of my family. They do not support me. They abuse me. I want to run away from House but I'...
PLEASE TRY TO SEEK HELP FROM A FAMILY MEMBER-YOUR GRAND PARENTS, SOME UNCLE, AUNTY. CONFIDE ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS TO SOMEBODY. ASK YOUR PARENTS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU TO PATANJALI, HARIDWAR. GO WITH THEM AND SEE IF IT IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU TO STUDY AND LIVE. THIS IS JUST A SUGGESTION.
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Sir my weight is not good. please give me suggestion what I should do. I am also a smoker.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir my weight is not good. please give me suggestion what I should do. I am also a smoker.
Hye, Thanks for the query. Gaining weight requires you to eat more calories than you burn. Although fried or sugary foods are calorie dense, eating them exclusively won’t provide enough nutrition to keep you energetic and healthy. Eating several meals and snacks throughout the day and including nutritious, calorie-dense food will help you gain weight healthfully. Weight gain depends primarily on your genetics, age, weight and activity level. To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than you burn. If you’re not used to eating large quantities of food at one time, you may find it difficult to fit all of your calories into three meals per day. Eating nutritious, calorie-dense foods every two to three hours will help you get your calories in without making you overly full and sluggish. If you tend to forget to eat or are always on the go, bring calorie-dense snacks such as eggs, mixed nuts, fruits and dairy. Nutritious, calorie-dense foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, which promote good health and energy. Adding ghee and cream to foods adds additional calories for very little extra physical bulk. Fruit juice, masala milk provides crucial nutrients. Meal-replacement shakes and protein powder sound like good options but also remember that unless your diet is not planned sadly they won't help. Smoking will reduce chances of gaining weight. Quit smoking gradually.
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I'm 22 year old boy. I have some psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind. And my mind is very strict with cleaning, my mind is always thinking that every where filth will be there and, iam repeatedly washing my hands, my mind is always working, always thinking about cleaning only, I can't even sleep, I have this problem from past three years, please suggest me any treatment or counseling for escape from this problem.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
I'm 22 year old boy. I have some psychological problems. My mind is always speaking. I am also speaking with my mind....
Mr. Lybrate-user, you have described your problem perfectly. Most probably you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Main features are repetitive washing, thoughts, checking, images, fear etc. There are two modes of treatment one is medicine and second is councelling. Both should be taken simultaneously. You can consult me for best possible medicine.
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I usually talk to myself always. something keep on in my mind? Is it any kind of disease?

MBBS
General Physician, Jammu
I usually talk to myself always. something keep on in my mind?
Is it any kind of disease?
Self talking is good but over doing it can lead to anxiety and stress, and your confidence can be low, mind will always be in planning mode and you will not sense peace within-i advise you can consult me in private chat:)
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How to overcome from depression. I am suffering from last 2 months. My health is not good enough. What to do.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
How to overcome from depression. I am suffering from last 2 months. My health is not good enough. What to do.
Hi I need to understand the stressors in life ot be able to get to crux of the depression. Since your duration is not long enough your prognosis is good. Develop a wellness tool box -Spend some time in nature List what you like about yourself Read a good book. Indulge in exercise- running/jogging. challenge your negative thoughts. Turn to friends and family members who make you feel loved and cared for. For queries or clarification reach out to me. Happy to help. All the best :)
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My bf for 5 years has been very avoidant for last 6 months. He never called me hardly took my calls. Spoke to me very little. Often times not talking to me for 2-3 days without any fight and came and told me that he had been busy. I told him I want a break up and since then he has not called me. It's 11 days. I so desperately want him to call. What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Moupali... It seems obvious that he is not interested in you and might have found some better option... It does not mean that you are not good... But boys usually do that... Instead if fixating on him you should also move on. The more you will persuade him the more he will realise how desperate you are... And any person will enjoy that... Ignore him... Even make new frnds.. shoe him you are happy without him..
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Hi I have a problem in remembering what I have studied can you please suggest me a ways nd diet to keep my brain healthy thanks in advance.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Memory depends on understanding, retention and recollection. To recollect properly, you have to retain the knowledge. To retain properly you have to understand whatever you read. To understand you have to use creative reading methodologies the" creative learning methods" will help you. I suggest educational counselling. Take care.
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I am average scorer in exams. I am now preparing for ies .due to very bad experience in my child hood beaten by my mother, financial problems, dumped up from the girl, hated by the relatives, etc I am not able to concentrate in studies because past comes up when I concentrate in my studies please help me how to concentrate.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am average scorer in exams. I am now preparing for ies .due to very bad experience in my child hood beaten by my mo...
You have to make mind clear all negative thoughts and try these study tips. Meditation and yoga are good methods. If you feel excessive sleep or tiredness/ head spinning or vertigo like feeling you have to make sure you have no anaemia or hypothyroidism by doing a blood CBC & TSH and inform me directly 10 Study Tips to Improve Your Learning Study Tip 1: Underlining Underlining is one of the simplest and best known study tips. It’s easy to highlight the most significant parts of what you’re reading. One key sentence per paragraph and a few important phrases here and there. You can only retain a certain amount so it’s best to retain the most important information. Study Tip 2: Make your own note and taking notes is one of the most widespread study skills out there. Essentially the aim of note-taking is to summarise lectures or articles in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Study Tip 3: Mind mapping A good Mind map can save you many hours of study and further consolidate your knowledge for your exams. Mind Maps are an extremely versatile tools. They can be used for brainstorming, outlining essays or study topics and for general exam preparation, ExamTime offers the ability to create Mind Maps quickly and easily which makes them the ideal tool when it comes to exams. Study Tip 4: Flash cards:- Using these are a particularly effective method of learning when trying to assimilate different facts, dates, formulas or vocabulary. Subjects such as History, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Geography or any language are made much easier if you incorporate Flashcards in to your study. Study Tip 5: Case Studies Sometimes it can be difficult to grasp the implications of some theories. This is where studying case studies can be a big help. Case studies can help you visualise a theory and place it in a more familiar and realistic context. This is especially useful in business or law subjects. Study Tip 6: Quizzes are an excellent way to review study notes in the weeks and days before an exam. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are, so it allows you to focus your efforts more precisely. Moreover, if you share your Study Quiz with your classmates and test each other as much as possible you can discover even more details and areas you may have overlooked. So before any exam, make sure you create and share a bunch of different Quizzes with your Friends. Study Tip 7: Brainstorming This is another study technique that is ideal for studying with friends and/or classmates. Brainstorming is a great way to expand every possible idea out of any topic. Just get a bunch of friends together and shoot the breeze, there are no wrong answers when brainstorming – just talk and capture the ideas, you can review afterward. Study Tip 8: Mnemonic Rules Mnemonics are especially useful when memorising lists and sets. Mnemonics rules basically work by associating certain concepts with other concepts that are more familiar to us. There are many different ways to make mnemonics and these can be individual to the person. Study Tip 9: ORGANISE your study One of the most effective study skills is also one of the most often overlooked; this is organising your study. Creating a TIME TABLE gives you goals and a time in which to achieve them. Having a study timetable as you study is greatly motivational Study Tip 10: Drawing Many people find it easier to recall images rather than text that is why they are better able to memorise concepts if they associate them with pictures or drawings. If you find answer helpful please click on “helpful” tab for knowing my efforts are useful CONCENTRATION TIPS Here’s some tips to get into a state of deep concentration where work / or studies flow easily so that you can do well in examinations/ and or do your work well. 1) Cut Off the Noise Getting into a state of concentration can take at least fifteen minutes. If you are getting distracted every five, you can’t possibly focus entirely on your work. Request that people don’t interrupt you when working on a big project. If you are required to answer phones and drop-in’s immediately, schedule work when the office is less busy. 2) Structure Your Environment The place you work can have an impact on your ability to focus. Try to locate yourself so you are facing potential distractions such as doors, phones or windows. This way you can take a glance to assess sounds that would otherwise break your focus. 3) Clarify Objectives Know what your goal is clearly before you start. If you aren’t sure what the end result is, the confusion will make it impossible to focus. 4) Divide Blobs. If you have a large project that needs work, clearly identify a path that you will use to get started working on it. If the sequence of actions isn’t obvious, it will be difficult to concentrate. Taking a few minutes to plan not only your end result, but the order you will complete any steps, can save hours in wasted thinking. 5) Know the Rules Get clear on what the guidelines are for the task ahead. What level of quality do you need? What standards do you need to follow? What constraints are there? If the rules aren’t clear from the outset, you will slip out of concentration as you ponder them later. 6) Set a Deadline Deadlines have both advantages and disadvantages when trying to force concentration. A deadline can make it easier to forget the non-essential and speed up your working time. If you give yourself only an hour to design a logo, you will keep it simple and avoid fiddling with extravagant designs. Time limits have disadvantages when they cause you to worry about the time you have left instead of the task itself. 7) Break down Roadblocks Roadblocks occur whenever you hit a tricky problem in your work. This can happen when you run out of ideas or your focus wavers. Break down roadblocks by brainstorming or planning on a piece of paper. Writing out your thought processes can keep you focused even if you might become frustrated. 8) Isolate Yourself Become a hermit and stay away from other people if you want to get work done. Unless your work is based on other people they will only break your focus. Create a private space and refuse to talk to anyone until your work is finished. Put a sign on your door to steer away drop-ins and don’t answer your phone. 9) Healthy Body, Sharper Mind What you put into your body affects the way you concentrate. Nobody would expect peak performance if they showed up drunk to work. But if you allow yourself to get chronic sleep deprivation, overuse stimulants like caffeine or eat dense, fatty foods your concentration will suffer. Try to cut out one of your unhealthy habits for just thirty days to see if there is a difference in your energy levels. I’ve found even small steps can create dramatic changes in my ability to focus. 10) Be Patient Before I write an article, I often sit at my desk for a fifteen or twenty minutes before I put finger on the keyboard. During this time I feel a strong urge to leave or do something else. But I know that if I am patient, I’ll stumble upon an idea to write about and enter a state of flow. Without a little patience, you can’t take advantage of flow when it rushed through you. If you need strong concentration I recommend periods of 90-120 minutes. Any less than that and you will waste too much time getting started before the flow can continue. More than this is possible to sustain focus, but you will probably benefit from a quick break. These are the general guidelines for concentration, studying well or doing your job. Regards.
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Iam tandem adarsh reddy, age - 15, iam unable to remember questions in study and other matters, wht is the problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello , i think this is weak memory and concentration.Take Bacopa monnn.1x, 2 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. revert me after 1 month.
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My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375 so is there any topic to worry about and if yes then how to solve it.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375...
Dear lybrate user, high sugar levels are definately a cause for you to worry about your mother. Stress can be major contributing factor for high sugar levels. It appears to me that your mother is emotional kind of person. She may not sharing her feelings with anyone. But that causes tension. She needs an outlet to express her emotions. I would suggest you to take her to a counsellor who will help her to relieve of her intense feelings. Once her tension is released then she will be able to think rationally and will have lesser stress.
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Hi doc I use to be always mentally exhausted. Not able to think clearly. My mind never sleeps in the night only my body sleeps. Acc to doctors its due to anxiety and I am taking ssri from last on and off from 2 years. But yet also my mind not sleeps. Always I use to get mentally exhausted.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi doc
I use to be always mentally exhausted. Not able to think clearly. My mind never sleeps in the night only my bo...
Dear Priyanka, Probably you are suffering from Mixed Anxiety Depressive Disorder. That is why your doctor has advised an SSRI. SSRIs are not sedatives. They are antidepressants. They do not cause sedation as side effect also. If your mind is peaceful without any anxiety and worries, you will sleep mentally also. That is why they are prescribed. SSRIs take about 2-3 weeks to enter into brain and start working. So you don't expect any result as soon as you take. Taking on and off will not work because the tablet will not enter into brain that fast, by the time it enters, if you stop for 1 day, it will wait again to cross the blood brain barrier. Are you confused? Don't worry - take SSRI daily without fail for at least 6 months or so. If after 3 weeks no improvement, go back to doctor for increasing the dose and/or another sedating antidepressant.
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Try this for quit smoking

psychologist
Psychologist, Mohali
Try this for quit smoking

Simple things can do the trick. For example, you always walk in a hurry. Start walking slowly. You will have to be alert; the moment you lose alertness you will start again in a hurried way. These are small devices: walk slowly -- because to walk slowly you will have to remain conscious. Once you lose consciousness, immediately the old habit will grab you and you will be in a hurry.

If you smoke cigarettes, make it a very slow process, so slow that it becomes de-automatized. Otherwise, people are not smoking cigarettes -- cigarettes are smoking people! they are not conscious of what they are doing. In a very unconscious way they put their hands into their pockets, take out the packet, the cigarette and the matchbox. They are going through all these motions but they are not alert. They may be thinking a thousand and one things. In fact, when they are more unconscious they tend to smoke more. When they are more in anxiety, tension. Worried, they tend to smoke more; that helps them to keep a face as if they are relaxed.

Make it a slow process. Take the cigarette packet out of your pocket as slowly as possible, as consciously as possible. Slowing down the processes is very helpful. Then hold the packet in your hand, look at it, smell it, feel its texture. Then open it very slowly, as if you have all the time in the world. Then take a cigarette out, look at the cigarette from all sides. Then put it in your mouth. Wait! then take the matchbox -- again go through those same slow movements. Then start smoking so slowly. Take the smoke in very slowly, let it out very slowly.

And you will be surprised: if you were smoking twenty-four cigarettes per day you will be smoking only six at the most; it will be reduced to one-fourth. And slowly slowly, only two, one, and one day suddenly you will find the whole thing so stupid! still you can go on carrying the cigarette packet in your pocket for a few days, just in case -- but it is finished, de-automatized.

This is one of buddha's great contributions to the psychology of man: the process of de-automatization, slowing down everything.

Buddha used to say to his disciples" walk as slowly as possible, eat as slowly as possible. Chew each bite forty times and go on counting inside: one, two, three, four, five -- forty times. When the food is no longer solid, it is almost liquid" he used to say" don't eat, but drink" that means make it so liquid that you don't eat it, you have to drink it. And he helped thousands of people to become conscious.

You are unconscious, although you believe you are conscious. That is like seeing a dream in which you think you are walking in the marketplace. You are awake in your dream, but your awakenness in a dream is only part of the dream -- you are unconscious.

It hurts to accept that" I am unconscious" but the first act of being conscious is to accept that" I am unconscious" the very acceptance triggers a process in you.
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Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms And Diagnosis

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Psychological Medicine , MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Bipolar Disorder - Symptoms And Diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.
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