Question Posted Tuesday September 13 2005, 5:14 am
What are the causes of hysteria and manic depression?
I think I might have it.
I am frequently having hallucinations and my moods are always changing. I feel like I have a split personality at times. One part of me is happy at times, another is so depressed and suicidal.
Now, from my understanding the causes of manic depression is a chemical imbalance. I have a friend who is a manic depressive. She went on the raw and living diet. That means she eats nothing cooked. The reason behind this is your foods maintain all of their nutrients and enzymes (fountain of youth and life). As long as she stays on the diet she doesn't suffer from the symptoms of the disorder and doesn't have to take her medication. As soon as she gets off the raw and living food diet and eats the standard american diet she is smack dab back into the disorder. It is my theory (I am not a trained mental health professioal) that people who suffer this disorder are extremely sensitive to food additives (chemicals). Start eating fresh organic foods. If you like meat then get organically raised meat that have not been subjected to steroids, harmones or antibiotics. Think about it. We are not allowed to take steroids legally because if the aggressive behavior it induses in people, yet, we can put it in the cows so they will fatten up and then we injest it. Have you ever wondered why people are becoming more hostile? Let's not forget hormones. How many times have you heard the term "so and so is hormonal"? Both these additives induse hostility and yet we are allowed to eat it. It is in the meat, chicken, and cheeses. Top that with the fact that someone who may be manic depressive and chemically sensitive and what do you have.
Try not eating sugar, that includes drinking alcohal. Start eating organic whole grains, fresh vegitables, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds. You will start feeling better. But first, please find yourself a good mental health professional.
lizzzz answered Wednesday September 14 2005, 2:17 am: i don't know anything about those, but i was just gonna tell you that you should see a doctor. one of my friends lost a mom to manic depression by suicide. a phyciatrist or phycologist would be good. my dad is a phsyciatrist so i can understand. [ lizzzz's advice column | Ask lizzzz A Question ]
xXxpinky615xXx answered Tuesday September 13 2005, 9:21 pm: A chemical imbalance in your brain causes depression. We aren't psycologists/psyciatrists so none of us can really diagnose you with manic depression. But judging from what you've said it DOES sound like you could have it. However, in order to know for sure since I'm not a doctor, you would need to see a doctor and get yourself help. Feeling depressed and suicidal sucks... I've been there.
TheOldOne answered Tuesday September 13 2005, 1:15 pm: The causes are neurochemical; if there are environmental triggers as well, they are presently unknown. Genetics play a large role.
If you feel that you might have any of those conditions, it's important to see your doctor right away. She or he will refer you to a specialist, a psychiatrist, who will be able to perform a full evaluation.
That's important. Don't wait.
One thing to be aware of is that bipolar disorder is NOT the same thing as a "split personality" (also called "Multiple Personality Disorder" or "Dissociative Identity Disorder"). It's also not the same thing as schizophrenia. These are very different conditions, with different treatments.
There are a wide variety of symptoms for bipolar disorder, and it would be impossible to list them all here. And in any case neither you nor I am qualified to diagnose you. So it's important that you see your doctor as quickly as possible.
The good news is that there has been a lot of progress in treating these conditions using a combination of medications and talk therapy. It can take time to work out the most effective combination of medications to treat any particular patient, but in most cases it CAN be done.
xxKillerQueen answered Tuesday September 13 2005, 12:16 pm: No one on here can tell you if you're manicly depressed or bi-polar or anything but a psychologist/psychiatrist. Don't take anyone's word, not because they lie, but because they dont specialize in it like people in that field do. You can go to either, and as you know, they have a confidentiality thing, so whatever you say to them doesn't have to reach your parents. So if you really want to know, then yeah, no one here can tell you for sure. And just on a side note - everyone has mood swings, as part of being a teenager, but if yours are extreme like really extreme then maybe you do have something. [ xxKillerQueen's advice column | Ask xxKillerQueen A Question ]
Sassycat911 answered Tuesday September 13 2005, 8:15 am: If your moods are effecting your every day life, you should go to your doctor or a school counselor to get an evaluation done.
You could possible have a chemical imbalance, that would answer your mood swings. That can be changed with medication, prescribed by a doctor.
As for hallucinations, I have no clue what that could be. You should definately go get a check up.
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