• Bipolar Manic Depression
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    What is manic depression? " It has a name now I know what it is" (gold pg 26) Manic depression also know as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of disorder (also called mood disorder) that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs, and is becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, happiness, elevated mood, or irritability, also called mania countered by periodic, classic ma...
  • Bipolar Disorder 4 Mood Depression Manic
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    Bipolar Disorder: Its Causes and Effects At least 2 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, more commonly known as manic-depression. This illness usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. Although it may come into affect at any time, most individuals with the disorder experience their first mood episode in their 20's. However, manic-depression quite often strike teenagers and has been diagnosed in children under 12. The risk of suicide among persons ...
  • Bipolar Research Illness Manic Life
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    Miguel Amador Abnormal Psychology Professor Cleveland April 13, 2004 Bipolar Illness Bipolar illness, also called manic depression, is misdiagnosed on the average of two out of three times; unfortunately it is an illness that kills one in four afflicted persons. Major psychiatric disorders such as bipolar illness make up half of the leading causes of disease related disability in the United States (web). Bipolar illness is a major psychological disorder characterized by episodes of mania, depres...
  • Depression Daly 1997
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    People suffering from depression experience a lasting and continuously depressed mood that interferes with the ability to function, feel pleasure, and even maintain interest in life. The occasional feeling of being "blue" does not usually cause a downward spiral into depression. People suffering from major depressive episodes may feel so fatigued that they cannot go to work, school, or even do the simple things we take for granted. They may sleep day and night, have problems concentrating, and f...
  • Manic Depression Person Episode Thoughts
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    Manic depression is an illness that affects how people think, feel, and act. These people have really extreme episodes of mania (highs) and depression (lows. ) It happens to about 1% of the population, both equally in men and women. When the person is going through a manic episode they have lots of energy, talk fast, jumping from topic to topic. Also, their thoughts are racing, they have a higher self-esteem, and have more enthusiasm. They also may not need as much sleep. During this time, the ...
  • Madness Eating Disorder
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    In order for one to fully understand the term "madness", we first need to show what the word really means. After looking through numerous definitions and asking others on their views, the definition from the oxford dictionary seemed to sum up the general thoughts of my family and friends." ... a departure from what is normal or accepted, a moral or mental lapse." These views might differ from person to person as morals and ideas change and societies accept different behaviors. Thus I believe "ma...
  • Misery Mentally Ill
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    MISERY A Summary Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who has finally met his biggest fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes and she is more than an enthused reader, she is Pauls nurse, tending his battered and broke body after an automobile accident. But she is also his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house. Annie wants Paul to write his greatest work, just for her. She has many ways to motivate him. One is a stash of illegal pills she addicted him to. Another is an ax. And if they dont...
  • Depression People Depressed Treatment
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    Depression, its something all of us have experienced in some point and time in our lives, whether it was for a day or for years. Most of the people that it affects arent even aware of the serious complications depression creates and if they are they dont admit to themselves they would be clinically diagnosed with depression. It is the second most common health problem; anxiety is the first. Depression is known as the common cold of mental illness. There are many causes for depression. They consi...
  • Bipolar Disorder Depression Manic Episodes
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    It was only about one year ago when I was diagnosed with type II Bipolar disorder. However, I've had the symptoms for as long as I can remember! I am consistently reminded of all my childhood 'outbursts,' and I recall sitting in my room at the age of eleven tying a rope around my neck wanting to commit suicide. Everyone was quick to call me a drama queen, and write it all off as cravings for attention. Attention was not what I wanted or needed, then or now. Dealing with Bipolar disorder is a cho...
  • Bipolar Disorder Manic Depression
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    Bipolar Disorder can be a very scary thing for people to go through. You can go from being extremely "happy"; to extremely upset within seconds, which is due to the serotonin levels in your brain. Bipolar disorder causes people to have mood swings which most of the time have nothing to do with anything going on in their lives. This disease is exactly that, a disease. People who get it cannot help it, just as people with cancer cannot help what they have received. Another name for bipolar disord...
  • History Of Lithium Metal Water Element
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    THE HISTORY OF LITHIUM What does LITHIUM mean? Lithium is from the Greek word "Lithos" which means "stone." So Lithium is a stone. It got this name because it was discovered from a mineral source whereas the other two common group 1 elements, sodium and potassium, were discovered from plant sources. Lithiums' history goes back not just to the 1800's, but possibly back into time in the Southern Egypt before the birth of Christ. Yet, Swedish student Johan August Arfvedson take credit for discoveri...
  • Bipolar Disorder Episodes One Manic
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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is an affective disorder that is characterized by at least one episode of mania formerly referred to as manic depression (Ingram 723). It affects one percent of people throughout the world and knows no ethnic or status boundaries. In the United States, it is estimated that over two million people suffer from this incurable but treatable disorder. Bipolar disorder usually begins to show itself in males in their early twenties. Women however, typically may not exh...