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Bi-polar is generally a cyclic disease where individuals display depressive and elevated episodes at regular intervals. It is a disorder resulting from the imbalance of the chemicals in the brain that causes a lot of fluctuations of mood. It is a fact that we all experience happy and sad moods, but people with bi-polar disorder experience the changes in mood at an increased level. The cause of this disorder is not known completely. However, it is estimated that there are different factors responsible for it. It is often connected to a genetic component.
People suffering from the Bi-polar disorder are more likely to think about suicides or make an attempt for it. Treatment of the bi-polar disorder generally includes a combination of medicines for managing the symptoms and the psychological therapies to help people deal with the illness and live a normal and a meaningful life.
Some common drugs administered for an individual suffering from a bipolar disorder are antidepressants, conventional antipsychotic, lithium, newer antipsychotic, antiepileptic drugs and anti-anxiety medicines. There are psychological therapies available such as cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, interpersonal therapy that show greater results than the medications given.
The bi-polar disorder is generally seen in teenagers and young adults. But there are possibilities of its occurrence even in small children and the older adults. People of all the races and backgrounds can be affected by it. This disorder has some connection with the level of hormones in your body. The experts have found some connection between the level of thyroid hormones and bipolar disease.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that more young people today are dying from alcohol-related accidents. Among 18 to 24 year olds, the number of deaths has risen by over 20 percent in the last ten years. “I woke up in the driver’s side seat, blood all over me, glass everywhere. The….
Getting a loved one to seek help and accept treatment for a drug addiction can be all but an easy task to complete, especially when the addict thinks that there “isn’t anything wrong.” It’s the telltale sign, the always heard excuse of an addict—there’s nothing wrong, they aren’t addicted, they don’t NEED help, etc. So….
The recent flurry of findings on marijuana’s health risks may have baby boomers wondering, “How can that be?” Chances of getting into legal trouble aside, is it possible their kids might be in danger of heart or mental health issues when they themselves turned out just fine? Researchers have learned plenty about pot in recent….
Cocaine is one of the most highly addictive drugs in existence. It increases energy and alertness and produces such an intense euphoria that, once tried, many find hard to resist. Cocaine Addiction We’ve all heard about the rat studies where rats are given the choice between food and cocaine and they always choose the cocaine….
Parents who introduce their children to alcohol in the hope of encouraging responsible drinking might be doing more harm than good, work suggests. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found drinking before the age of 15 increased a child’s risk of becoming a heavy drinker. A teenager’s fast-developing brain becomes programmed to link….