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Bi-polar disorder is a serious mental illness. This mental disorder is often inappropriately associated with insanity. The person suffering from the bipolar disorder goes through a severe mood swings. Mood swings can be ranging from depressive symptoms to maniac symptoms. The frequent age of onset of Bi-polar disorder is between 20 to 30 years.
The symptoms of Bi-polar disorder are maniac episodes and depressive episodes. The common signs of Mania episodes include increased energy, happiness and restlessness. In this maniac phase, they may display reckless social behavior. They are often extremely irritable and distractible. Individual suffering from depressive phase experiences lasting sadness, emptiness, anxiousness or despair. During this phase person may either sleep too much or not at all. This results in decreased energy level during the day. The most dangerous symptoms of this depressive phase is thoughts of suicide. Depending on these two phases, bi-polar disorder is differentiated into two main types Bi-polar I disorder and Bi-polar II disorder.
This Bi-polar disorder can be cured. However, the psychiatrist and psychologist should first diagnose the disorder. Failure to diagnose and treat this disorder can be fatal. Medication and psychotherapy are effective treatment for bi-polar disorder. Psychotherapy is often used simultaneously with medications. There can be many different patterns to bi-polar treatment. Doctors sometimes use antidepressant medications to treat the depression associated with bi-polar disorder. In addition to treatment, making a few lifestyle changes that can help in reducing the stress can help person to cope up with these hard conditions.
For many students at Ohio State, drinking is a part of life. For about 44 percent of those students, it’s a large part. That’s the percentage of students who fit the profile of “high-risk drinkers,” according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. With nearly half of college students characterized as high-risk drinkers,….
A new brain imaging study has provided insight into alcohol’s effect on the brain. The study showed that after consuming alcohol, social drinkers had decreased sensitivity in brain regions involved in detecting threats, and increased activity in brain regions involved in reward. This is the first human brain imaging study of alcohol’s effect on the….
Mike was sober for 14 years. Then, at age 14, he took his first drink. And he drank until it defined him. First he called himself a drinker. Years later, when he was willing to admit it, he began using a new word: alcoholic. Mike (who asked that his last name not be printed) tried….
ONE in every seven hospital beds in the Lothians is taken up by a patient who is ill through alcohol abuse, it has emerged. The statistic is the latest stark illustration of the rising cost of alcohol abuse to the NHS. Included in the tens of thousands of people occupying beds in the ERI every….
Addiction is basically the dependence of the body on some physical or psychological need. Addiction can have adverse as well as more favorable results on the body, largely depending on the type of addiction. Today, larger part of the population is alcohol addicted. Alcohol is a liquid, which is derived by the “fermentation” of different….