A manic episode is diagnosed if elevated mood occurs with three or more of the other symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for 1 week or longer. If the mood is irritable, four additional symptoms must be present, so seven in all.
Post Edited (psychnurse) : 9/26/2005 4:29:48 PM (GMT-6)
LOL of course! I've had 40 years of it to practice with lol.
Anxiety/panic often goes with BP, (me too) but how many symptoms on the list did you have besides pressured speech and fast train of thought? Manic episode needs to be a week or more. Not sure about moods changing every few hours. Did you see a pdoc?
Have you ever been dx for depression before? What made you go in, and how long did it take for him/her to dx you? Sorry if I missed that, I was first dx with depression ( MD), then 1 year later dx with Bipolar. I always doubt this dx, however I think everyone around me knows it's a true dx. Shannon we talk all the time, have you ever actually seen( hehe) me manic? I don't recall in the last months if I have been besides med induced. I know STOP with the denial. Also Sandy, I will email ya when I have more time like tomorrow, about the dreams, wow now i am freakin out, I had similiar dreams, ohhhhhhh... that's creepy. Love ya chicks. Nickie
P.S. I dreamed that one of the instruments I am learning for surgery was trying to attack me. Oh my God..... I never want to touch that one...it's a frazier, a neurotip suction , how weird is that.
Post Edited (psychnurse) : 9/27/2005 6:06:35 AM (GMT-6)
BP brings new meaning to Life's Little Ups and Downs