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    Antipsychotics In Mania

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    “The atypical antipsychotics with their proven efficacy against manic symptoms are emerging as candidates for use against the depressive phase of bipolar disorder” (Keck, 2005, p. 34). Antipsychotics are generally used for treatment of mania either alone or in a combination with mood stabilizers (Yatham, 2003). Risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine have been examined in double blind, placebo-controlled trials for their efficacy in acute mania in monotherapy as well as in combination with mood stabilizers including that of lithium and valproate (Yatham, 2003). Similarly, quetiapine has been found useful in improving symptoms of anxiety, sleep quality and overall quality of life when compared to placebo for patients with bipolar depression (Keck,…

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    elated and depressed at times. In Shakespeare’s famous play Macbeth, the Scottish general Macbeth’s varied emotions can be considered comparable to individuals currently living with bipolar disorder, even though the actual medical condition was not yet diagnosable. Although some may argue that Macbeth has no mental disorder due to a lack of symptoms, when comparing Macbeth’s manic and depressive actions to behaviors exhibited by those with bipolar disorder, it becomes clear that Macbeth does,…

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    12 Major Organs

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    There are 12 major organs in the human body. Each of these organs severe an important role in the proper functioning of the human body, but the organ that is responsible for all bodily functioning is the “Brain”. The Brain is located in the center of the body; and protected by the skull. Without the functioning of the brain, a human would be lifeless. The brain is sometimes compromised; by different diseases and disorders. Nevertheless, depending on the type of disorder/disease the human is…

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    major depression and bipolar disorder. These two disorders were chosen, because depression and bipolar disorder have been genetically included in my family, and I would like to gain more knowledge about both of them; this is so I can help my family to control their disorders better if I have a sufficient amount of knowledge about both. Disorders can be extremely difficult to deal with, and I have had to witness what they could do to a person. Major depression is defined as a significant mood…

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    between bipolar disorder in kids than adults is that the children's stages are usually a lot faster. Instead of the stages being separated by weeks or months, like adults, they could only be separated by one day. Teenagers are more like adults than young children when it comes to symptoms. Some common symptoms are mood swings, anger, anxiety, agitation, unwanted thoughts, confusion, racing thoughts, fast speaking, weight gain or weight loss, lack of sleep, fatigue, and delusion. Bipolar 2 is a…

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    problems thinking and understanding. In addition to delayed ability to read/comprehend, headache and even speech impairment. If it 's a chronic case of dyslexia can last for numerous years or permanently. Some medical disorders that are related t dyslexia are ADHD, Auditory processing disorder, Visual processing issues, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Executive functioning issues. Bipolar Disorder has various counterparts that affect an individuals abilities, behaviors and may it difficult for them…

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    opposite polarity. -major depression with mixed features- episode that meet the full criteria for a major depression combined with at least three symptoms of mania/hypomania, mainly elevated expansive mood, grandiosity, talkativeness, high energy and goal directed activities, decrease need for sleep and involvement in pleasurable activities. -manic/hypomania with mixed features- episode that meet the full criteria for a manic/hypomanic episode with at least three symptoms of major depression,…

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    that is brought on by traumatic circumstances and is presented via his fluctuating mood swings. He also has little motivation and impulsive thoughts and possesses other symptoms corresponding with these disorders. Holden is suffering from bipolar disorder and has rapid mood swings that greatly affects how he goes about his life. According to a New York State Office of Mental Health article on bipolar disorder, a conducted study established that “people with rapid-cycling [bipolar disorder]…

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    In the article “Temperament and Mood Disorders,” written by Hagop Akiskal, he discusses how classifying mood disorders into different spectrums can result from underlying temperaments. German psychiatrist Dr. Emil Kraepelin notes that there are Different forms of manic-depressive disorders. Dr. Kraepelin notes that many different patients develop mania or hypomania, and in fact might have family members who also experience maniac-depressive disorders. Dr. Kurt Schneider, another German…

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    Bi-polar disorder can be challenging most of us who suffer from this disease experience mood swings, depression, feelings of isolation, and instability. My personal challenges were instability, I was unstable when it came to my emotional relationships with my husband and children. The slightest thing would set me off. Nobody understood me not even myself. I often found solitude in isolating myself from everyone, that way I could make sure that my emotions were my own. This caused my family…

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