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Manic depression and suicidal

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Why am I depressed and suicidal almost everyday?I have Manic Depression.

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replied November 29th, 2010
Bipolar Disorder Answer A17433
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the feeling of sadness and suicidal tendencies everyday.
Bipolar disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes.
If your symptoms have been persistent for the last 2 weeks, the possibility of major depressive episode is strong and you must seek medical help to get over this as you need intensive combined treatment approach.In addition to the medical management by drugs, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapies are effective in improving psychological and social adjustment.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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