Bipolar Depression (Manic Depression)
- Q What does bipolar depression feel like?
Dr. Mark Morocco, Emergency MedicineThe symptoms of bipolar depression can be unique for each individual. If you have bipolar depression, it can be quite severe or mild (dysthymia). Some people suffer with bipolar depression for weeks while others may have a low-grade depression called... Full Answer
- Q Why is bipolar depression such a debilitating mood state?
Dr. Charles Sophy, PsychiatryBipolar disorder may be defined by the existence of depression and (hypo-) mania, but its long-term course is almost always dominated by depressive rather than (hypo) manic symptoms. Patients with bipolar disorders are at a substantially increased... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my bipolar depression on a daily basis?
To manage your bipolar depression on a daily basis, make sure to keep all your counseling appointments and take your medications exactly as they were prescribed. Medication and therapy are often highly effective for bipolar depression, but only if they... Full Answer
- Q What are a bipolar depressive mood changes?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineBipolar depressive mood changes are intense, sad, and hopeless feelings that last almost all day for two or three weeks, or even longer. They can zap your energy, causing you to feel tired. You may sleep or lie in bed for extended periods. You may become... Full Answer
- Q Can bipolar depression be prevented?
Bipolar depression cannot be initially prevented. However, early intervention and consistent treatment can help limit the occurrence of bipolar depression episodes. Medication and therapy can make episodes less severe and less frequent provided it is... Full Answer