1. Stagg737

    Mania without sleep disturbance

    So this is one I've asked around about and have meant to post here for a while. The specific question is: "Can a person have a full-blown manic episode and not experience any sleep disturbance?" I realize that technically this is possible per DSM criteria, but I've only ever seen it in the...
  2. Rose123902

    bipolar disorder and baker acts

    if I'm bipolar and have been baker acted 3 times between being 13 and 15 years old, will I be able to be a doctor in these upcoming years? my mother says that I will not, however, I'm not completely sure.
  3. Waldeinsamkeit

    Residency Programs that specialize in Bipolar Disorder

    I am just looking around to apply and make sure I didn't miss any. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  4. A

    How Would You Treat Bipolar Mania and Anxiety

    Here's an interesting theoretical case running through my head: Middle-aged man with diagnosis of bipolar with acute mania and anxiety. No other comorbidities. No allergies. Normal labs. This is your first time seeing the patient. How would you treat pharmacologically? If using benzodiazepines...
  5. A

    Unorthodox Use of Antipsychotics in Bipolar Disorder

    Two questions: 1. I was reading UptoDate (Bipolar disorder in pregnant women: Treatment of mania and hypomania) and saw the following: "The efficacy of haloperidol for treating mood elevated syndromes appears to be comparable to risperidone and olanzapine, and superior to quetiapine and...
  6. B

    Withdrawing in Undergrad Class

    Hi guys, this is my first post here! So basically I'm a freshman (in my second semester) at the best university in my state so it's fairly challenging and I'm still adjusting. My first summer semester I took statistics and intro to Chem and got a B+ in both when I could've done way better if I...
  7. S

    I'm a med student with bipolar disorder - ask me anything.

    Inspired by some recent reddit lurking to make an "AMA" style thread (no pun intended.... ). Just bored at the moment and feel like I might have some insight to offer on the disease itself & on being a med student with a mental illness. Ask away if you care to!
  8. B

    Using benzos during med school

    Please dont give me any tirades about how bad benzo's are or how they are a crutch or how they affect memory...I am simply looking for some support. I am on a LOA from my first year of med school due to having a manic episode, which was followed by a long phase of treatment resistant depression...