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Maniac Depression: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is Maniac Depressive Disorder ? How is the treatment done? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent?

What is Maniac Depressive Disorder ?

Maniac disorder is a form of mood disorder which is caused by some alternations in the high energy sates of your body. Mania involves sleeplessness, hallucinations, psychotic disorders, deluded mind and paranoia. These maniac disorders often lead to suicidal tendencies, anxiety and depressions. Mood swings are a common symptom for maniac disorders and they gradually improve even leading you to become violent. These maniac patients also develop distorted perceptions about people and it impairs their social functioning and also hampers them from thinking properly. The cause of the mania is believed to be a genetic disorder and disorders associated with the nerves in the brain. These maniac disorders might also arise because of any past trauma or injury that might have taken place with them. These kinds of disorders usually arise from the ages of 15 and 24 and gradually last for a long time as they are not fully curable. These patients are very sensitive and must be kept calm and in a fresh mind. The symptoms might occur time to time depending on how you are adapting yourself around the situations that you do not like. Sometimes the severity of this particular condition may lead to complete insanity as sometimes your brain fails to accept the changes and do not respond to the medications properly.

How is the treatment done?

The course of treatment for mania is a long term course aimed to eliminate the trauma and the anxieties that you are facing through. Therapies are a common way of eliminating the problems. When you are suffering from maniac disorder you fail to communicate and explain your problems to another individual. You feel like what you think is always correct and others are absolutely wrong. And when you fail to establish dominance over other people you usually act out in the most common form, violence. The agitation which you are suffering from is treated with therapies that help you to talk to others and share what you are feeling. Therapies also help you to relax your mind and calm down in situations where you feel that you might get agitated. Medicinal drugs and sleeping pills are also prescribed to patients who are suffering from maniac disorders. The drugs help to relax the damaged nerves and improve the thinking process that you were previously lacking. Insomnia is a common symptom for maniac disorders. Thus sleeping pills initially force you to get some sleep and relax the agitated nerves as you fail to sleep on your own. The drugs prescribed by medical experts help to diagnose the acute mood swings as well.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

If you are feeling depressed, suicidal and often act out involuntarily in an aggressive manner then seek help and call your medical expert. It may be possible that the stress levels of your day to day life or any sort of trauma has affected you in a way that you could not handle. You might often have extreme mood swings and also have trouble sleeping at night. You might end up hurting yourself and people near you therefore seek medical help as soon as possible.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There are no specific conditions where you are not eligible for the treatment, however, you should consult with your medical expert to be on the safe side.

Are there any side effects?

The effectiveness of the treatment depends on person to person and the environment around them. Some might benefit from the treatment whereas some might have various side effects like increased depression, fatigue, lethargic, suicidal and inability to express themselves. With the dosages of these psychological drugs, one might also develop cardiac problems as well.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Post treatment guidelines for maniac disorder patients are to continue with their prescribed medicines regularly and have periodical check ups with a psychiatrist as the dosage of the drugs will decrease over time. You must also find a way to keep yourself stress free and obtain meditation and yoga. In case you are having an uneasy feeling talk to someone and seek help as soon as possible.

How long does it take to recover?

The time for recovery depends on person to person and maniac disorders are not completely curable. If you have eliminated the symptoms of this condition then someday an event or a trauma might again trigger the sense of agitation caused by the maniac disorders. Some people continue with their treatment and become same within a month and whereas some people do not improve at all and they are often admitted to asylums to seek help.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The medicinal drugs range between Rs. 500 to Rs 4,500 and the therapy sessions range between Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 20,000 depending on the rate of the psychiatrist.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment vary from person to person. Some might continue with their treatment and face no maniac problems for the rest of their lives whereas some people would not respond to the medications and their conditions worsen gradually. Some might show signs of improvement and then suddenly a trauma or any activity could again trigger the symptoms of maniac disorders. Some might not even recover and have to be admitted in asylums to keep them safe.

Popular Questions & Answers

My 79 year old father has severe hallucinations and fear psychosis .he believes in imaginary things and is not ready to listen to anyone. Gets so angry and shouts on everyone.

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Hi, one of my close friend's mom is suffering from auditory hallucinations for the more than a week. Most of her talks/hearings are somewhat related to past conflict. Monday they met homeopathy/ayurveda and they suggested for ayurveda tablets/syrup (saraswatharistam and manasamithira vadagam). She was taking ayurveda tablets for 2 days. Since its getting worst and her health would not allow her to wait for few more days to see the response for homeopathy/ayurveda tablets, wednesday night they met psychiatric in chennai. Doctor suggested (psychosis) for a tablet 'olimelt 5 mg' at night (8-8: 30 pm) for 20 days. If she is not getting sleep still, then they suggested to take 'zolfresh 5 mg' at around 11: 30 pm. 1st day (wed night): took olimelt 5 mg around 10 pm, slept around 1 am and woke up around 8 am. 2nd day (thurs night): thursday day time slept for 30 mins. Took olimelt around 8: 45 pm, did not get sleep till 10: 10, started blaberring/crying after that. So gave zolfresh 5 mg, then slept from 12 am-8 am. 3rd dy (friday night-yesterday): friday day time didn't sleep, took her outside. Took olimelt around 8 pm, had meditation for 45 mins, slept around 10: 15 pm. Woke up by 12 am, and blaberring for an hour. So gave zolfresh 5 mg by 1 am, then slept from 2 am till 8: 30 am. Would like to request experts opinion on the below. - can she take both psychiatric tablet and ayurveda medicines together? Would it help for faster recovery? - any other suggestion for faster recovery (like food habits, yoga, meditation, oil bath. Etc)? - in google, its mentioned that "zolfresh 5 mg" has a side effect of hallucinations. Understand this tablet is for deep sleep, but have a fear about this side effect bec. Our main problem is itself hallucinations only - we are trying our level best to divert her, but sometimes it works, most of the times don't. What to do for that - based on above day by day things, are we in a positive direction or we need to speed up the treatment by getting second opinion? How long her body/brain will take to respond for these tablets? When can we expect the slight positive change on this health issue? - there are other suggestions like consulting neurologist, siddha (parallel treatment), acupuncture. Do you recommend any of those at this point of time or wait for sometime to see the response for current medicines? - which treatment would be the best one for this kind of health issue? Any prompt response would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Psychologist, Patna
Any type of hallucinations can be removed by psychological counseling and psychological autosuggestion therapy through the online process for three weeks without any medication you can contact me for this on Lybrate website thank you.

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