It would be worthwhile to speak to your psychiatrist about potential
available sleep aides if insomnia alone is the cause. If the insomnia
is from experiencing mood swings as mania and depression both
can disrupt sleep they can see what to do as regards adjusting treatment.
If you are experiencing stressful events in your life then it might be an issu...
Buspar is an anti-anxiety medication (it also is
of some help as an anti-depressant) and could have some effect
in that area. It also is less likely than other anti-anxiety medications
to have the potential to create mania in a person with bipolar or with schizoaffective with the bipolar aspect although there is some potential.
Also out of the anti-anxi...
Anxiety disorder can itself cause psychiatric changes including not just fear of diseases but also at times dissociation and other issues that impair reality testing. Anxiety disorder can also cause physical changes as well.
The best thing to do is to discuss the specific concerns you do experience with a psychiatrist. Anxiety disorder is treatable not on...
Her difficulty at being able to function as regards
employment can be part of bipolar for some people
depending on how it effects them. Also for a certain
number of people with bipolar but by no means
all emotional manipulation can occur as a behavior pattern.
Right now is she seeing a psychiatrist
and on medication? If not that would be an essentia...
This should be treatable but its important to understand
the cause of this. Depersonalization and derealization can
occur in this manner. Having agoraphobia that
is a fear of crowds could have triggered this
as well. I have had episodes of paranoia that occurred in this manner
also. All of this combined could also be a factor.
However only a psych...
Much of what you are describing such as extended showers and
frequent hand washing,turning light switches on and off and continually walking in and out of rooms may be compulsions. This can happen in obsessive compulsive disorder but there are other concerns that can cause this type of behavior. It would be worthwhile to see if a psychiatrist could be of h...
There are also options besides a group home such as supportive housing
and especially supported housing. In supported housing, a person has the opportunity to live independently and it is a standard apartment in the community. These can be helpful with transitional process and facilitate independence. There are also agencies that work with people with dis...
Yes my grandfather was prescribed Aricept for dementia
as well and experienced similar side effects.
His gerontologist changed him to Namenda
which he found more tolerable. However each person responds
differently to each medication. It would be worthwhile to let the doctor
who is prescribing the medication know about these concerns
so they can follow ...
If you have ideations of this nature and a sense of loss of self control
getting help now is the best thing to do. Along with a psychiatrist
a talk therapist can help you make sense of all this and achieve stability.
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