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“Madness“, Marya Hornbacher  takes  the reader on  a journey  of her life with  Type I rapid cycle bipolar disorder. She explains the disorder as “when you are mad, mad like this, you don’t know it. Reality is what you see. When what you see shifts, departing from anyone else’s reality, it’s still reality to you” (Hornbacher, page 118).          Marya Hornbacher has experienced  almost every possible disorder.  By the time she reached her teenage years , she had  already  battled drug addiction, bulimia...

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General Psychology

post-traumatic stress disorder. While efforts to treat sex offenders remain unpromising, psychological interventions for survivors — especially group therapy — appears effective Bautista III, Romeo J. July 14, 2012 BSHRM General Psychology TOPIC: Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness in which common emotions become intensely and often unpredictably magnified. Individuals with bipolar disorder can quickly...

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Living with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder Imagine a Sunday morning. A couple is sitting at the breakfast table discussing the upcoming days events. They discuss in detail what is planned for the day, what various activities they have planned for the week, and talk about work. This is a nice, pleasant conversation. Now envision the same morning events, except now one of them has bipolar disorder. Would there be any difference in the conversation? People with bipolar disorder suffer from severe mood swings. Two...

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The 3 D's in Geriatrics

Sociology 101-03 Mrs. Spessert April 18, 2013 The 3 D’s in Geriatrics After attending a workshop given by Diana Hoffman, L.S.W.A. called “The 3 D’s with Geriatrics:  Dementia, Delirium and Depression,” I have gained a deeper understanding of the disorders. Beginning with dementia, it affects the ability of the brain that thinks, processes and stores information. Having dementia can result in changes in mood. Dementia patients can have hallucinations and trouble focusing. They often find it difficult...

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Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders

Ngoc (Lily) Le Abnormal Psychology Case Study #3 – Mood Disorders 29 May 2014 1. The different mood disorders that we explored together as a class are as following: depressive disorders and bipolar disorders. (I didn’t factor suicide into this.) Going into further detail, depressive disorders are the clarified grouping of individuals who have been identified to have unipolar depression. Having unipolar depression is when that same individual is in a mental state of depression without having shown...

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Manic Depressive Illness

Manic-depressive illness commonly known as bipolar disorder is a condition affecting a person’s ability to function by altering mood and energy levels. Bipolar disorder is one of the most severe forms of mental illness affecting an average of 5.7 million adults or 2.6 percent of the population over the age of 18 in any given year. (NIMH 2008) If left untreated it can have a profound impact on its victim’s lives, ultimately resulting in a 15% suicide rate of people between the ages of 15-24. (Long...

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Vincent Van Gogh

This may have been one of the reasons why Van Gogh loved this color. Bipolar disorder Due to Van Gogh's extreme enthusiasm and dedication to first religion and then art coupled with the feverish pace of his art production many believe that mania was a prominent condition in Van Gogh's life. However, these episodes were always followed by exhaustion and depression and ultimately suicide. Therefore, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or manic depression makes sense with the accounts of these episodes in...

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Psychology Lab Ted Bundy

assignments before this paper I believe Ted Bundy has Bipolar Disorder or better described as Manic Depression. Ted Bundy could go from very happy and open to very closed and quit in seconds. Being able to do this so easily and so often I believe he has Bipolar Disorder. To add to the Bipolar I also believe he was Manic Depressed. I believe because of his young life and how his childhood happened I think this is why he went down this path. These disorders are what lead Ted Bundy from a candidate for a Governor...

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Biological Approach Bipolar Disorder

Biological Approach Bipolar Disorder “The biological approach looks for its roots of mental disorders in the brain’s circuitry.” (Kowalski, R., & Westen, D.) When using the biological approach the mental health professional is looking for problem with how a person brain is functioning. It is their belief that it is more of a medical cause for a person’s problems. The brain is studied to see if it is functioning proper and if it is not what the possible causes may be. It is known that different...

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Prescription Drug and Medication

(stops you from sleeping). Olanzapine is used to treat people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The side effects can be akathisic (the inability to remain still/restlessness), dry mouth (wanting to drink all the time), irritability causing behavioural problems such as shouting and swearing. Valpric Acid is an anti convulsant and mood- stabilising drug. It is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It has also been used to treats major depression, migraine headaches, and schizophrenia...

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