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Re: Mixed states/dsyhoric mania in Bipolar Disorder

Posted by morgan miller on October 20, 2011, at 23:46:53

In reply to Mixed states/dsyhoric mania in Bipolar Disorder, posted by icu_baby on October 20, 2011, at 1:59:35

> Hi All,
> I have been diagnosed with "mixed affective states". My psychiatrists told me that I was depressed with agitation and psychotic features.
> He also says that I don't have bipolar disorder, yet other psychiatrists state that it is a state in bipolar disorder. Is it a separate entity or part of bipolar 1 or 2?
> I want to know what are the symptoms of a mixed state is precisely?
> The DSM only describes it as as symptoms of mania and depression occurring simultaneously. It does not give any detail of the symptoms.
> I have been researching the internet for months but I can't find any reliable sources as to what this state is.
> One source described it as "less need for sleep, talking fast, recklessness/impulsive irritable"
> Another source: "agitation, irritability, anxiety, distractibility, racing thoughts"
> and from Wikipedia a mixed state is: "agitation, anxiety, aggressiveness, confusion, pressured speech, racing thoughts, restlessness and rage"
> What are the correct symptoms of a mixed affective state/dysphoric mania in bipolar disorder and is it part of bipolar 1 or bipolar 2 or a separate diagnosis on its own?
> Thanks so much in advance for your help.

The correct symptoms are all of the above listed.

I'm not sure your doctor can definitively say what it is, sounds like it could be bipolar.

Could you tell us some about your history? Have you ever been manic at all? Overly happy, slightly euphoric, hyperactive, impulsive, unusually high energy, wild behavior, risky behavior???? Any of these or several at one time?

Do you go through depressive periods?

Do stressful events trigger your episodes?





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