Patient discussion about FARS

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Q. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far.

I am confused. I am suffering from emotional stress for quite some time and I realized that things are going out of my control. I suspect that I may have Bipolar. I have not consulted with anyone so far but I would like to know am I a bipolar?
A1Dagmar is right it will do you no good to self diagnose yourself. Go to your doctor and talk to the doctor about how you have been feeling, your doctor should test you for a proper diagnosis. If you do indeed have bipolar disorder then you can begin treatments that will teach you to manage the illness. But go see a doctor, preferably ask for a referral to a psychaitrist.
A2Look, diagnosing a bipolar (as well as other diseases, psychiatric as well as other types) requires a bit more than two sentences. Emotional stress isn't bipolar- but then, I don't know how you've acted and all the other things one must assess before diagnosing a bipolar disorder.

You can try to read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html) and then have a better idea of this disorder, and in any case, if you think things aren't right, then consulting a doctor (e.g. a psychiatrist) may be wise.

Q. What exactly is Autism? Why do one is Autistic and the other one isn't? there are levels of autism as far

as i know .. How do i know in what level to categorize someone ?
Ait seems you have a lot of questions about Autism. if you seek info about it i suggest the following link. it'll give you a general idea and will direct you to the best sites about Autism.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html

Q. What exactly is Autism? Why do one is Autistic and the other one isn't? there are levels of autism as far

i know ... i would like to know how does the scale look like ... and how do you categorize someone with a unique type of autism ?
AAutism, part of a spectrum of diseases called “pervasive developmental disorders” is characterized by problems with communication, social interaction and behavior. In addition, more than two thirds of children with autistic disorder have mental retardation, although it is not required for the diagnosis.

Why does it occur? No one knows, although it’s thought to be due to a constellation of genetic predisposition and environmental conditions.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html

Q. Hello community ... how is your week how far? my friend has been diagnosed with "mania depression " what

does it mean ... ? i always knew he has a problem of being a loner and kind of solist .. is it related to the diagnose he got ? what treatment is he facing with ?
ABipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings, lasting several weeks and occurring usually several times a year, between the extremes of elevated and depressed mood. His recent behavior may represent the depressive phase of his disease. Bipolar is usually treated with mood stabilizers (e.g. lithium, valproate etc.) for long periods (months and more).

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
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