Bipolar disorder

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  • Manic Depression In My Family

    My family has a long history of psychological disorders, mostly severe depression and anxiety. My mother has OCD as well. I also have depression and anxiety mixed with some other issues, but none of this came to my mind when I received this assignment. The person that came to my mind was my sister, Jessica. Jessica was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic depression, when I was in elementary school. At the time I really did not understand what this meant, but as I grew older, her…

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  • An Unquiet Mind: Summary

    Unquiet Mind, is a clinical and personal perspective on Bipolar I Disorder. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Jamison brings an unparalleled perspective to the manic-depressive memoir shelf. She’s able to cut deep into the subject with professionalism, meaningful diction, care, compassion, and most important of all—true life experience. Raised in a military family with a history of mental illness, Jamison began displaying symptoms of bipolar disorder when she was just a senior in high school (Jamison,…

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  • Potential Silver Linings Playbook: A Psychological Analysis

    Explanation of Disorder Currently, it is estimated that 10% of people aged 18-24 years have bipolar disorder (Liebert, 2013). Bipolar disorders are similar to depressive disorders in many ways. Bipolar disorder is characterized by the fluctuation of manic and depressive episodes (Durand & Barlow, 2016). This disorder has been shown to have a genetic link, however, environmental factors may play a role in the cause. Certain life events, such as stress in relationships, can trigger bipolar…

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  • Aripiprazole Research Paper

    drug approved by the FDA. The aripiprazole is an antipsychotic drug that works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. It is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, or with other medicines to treat major depressive disorder in adults. “Aripiprazole is also used to treat symptoms of irritability and aggression, mood swings and self-injury related to autism”.( Lynn Marks(2015). The active ingredient aripiprazole belongs to a group…

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  • Nursing Intervention Case Study

    Nursing Interventions There are several phases in which bipolar disorder may be managed, the acute phase, the continuation phase, and the maintenance phase. Prioritizing nursing interventions can be set according to the most immediate attention needed for patient safety. The acute phase focuses on injury prevention; therefore, the first intervention should prioritize the patient’s physiological status. Manic episodes may result in a lack of nutrition and sleep, which can lead to exhaustion,…

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  • Daniel Johnston And The Devil Summary

    in aggression, loss of social queues, loss of self awareness and disassociation. After reviewing Daniel Johnston 's biography some ideas of what he may have been suffering from come to mind. Daniel Johnston was most definitely suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and…

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  • Intelligence And Depression Essay

    To What Extent is Intelligence Related to People with Depression? “Identifying Genius is a dicey venture”. This was said and used by a professor of pyschology, Keith Simonton. Although some may find it hard to believe, studies have shown that the intelligence of people is related to whether or not they are in a good mood. I came to understand this when I read “The Science of Genius” by Keith Simonton. In it, Simonton says that genius has been linked towards melancholia.…

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  • Bipolar Movie Analysis

    and upbeat for a man just released from a mental hospital and under a restraining order from his wife. What stage of bipolar disorder would you guess he’s in? Pat’s symptoms fit under Bipolar II disorder. Although the symptoms between Bipolar II and I are very similar, the symptoms associated with Bipolar I are significantly more severe than those associated with Bipolar II disorder. Pat does not appear to have any extreme manic episodes, but rather has frequent hypomanic episodes.…

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  • Holden Caulfield Case Study

    evaluation allowed for there to be a shorter time period in conclusion. Depression also happens to be a symptom of this disorder. Depression is not normal sadness; inadequacy and hopelessness accompany normal sadness and that produces depression. The other conjecture that was made was that Holden also suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (hereby referred to as “OCD”). This disorder, oft misunderstood, is characterized by “obsessions” and “compulsions.” Obsessions are frequent,…

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  • Schizoaffective Disorder

    is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar type. In this disorder, people have schizophrenic behaviors, but most of the symptoms reflect a mood disorder. There are multiple facets of the diagnosis of this disorder. First, the patient must have at least one of the three main characteristics of schizophrenia: Delusions, Hallucinations, Disorganized speech. These can be present for a period of time with the mania of bipolar disorder. Mania in bipolar disorder is characterized by feelings of…

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