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Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Mental Disorders Millions and millions of people have been, and are, plagued by some type of mental disorder. There are many types of disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. The mental disorders can range from minor cases to very strong, extreme cases. Two mental disorders that deal with the shifting of a human's personality and character are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterized...

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Unjust Application of Law

sentenced. It was through this that I discovered to never put myself in a position where I could be made an example of. It was more then ten years ago when a close family friend of mine has been at the peak of struggling with manic depression. A bipolar disorder, main depression is a mental illness which is characterized by episodes of mania, excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire, followed by intense episodes of depression. This dramatic change in mental states causes profuse and rapidly...

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(Mood) Disorder: A. Mood disturbances w/ intense and unrealistic feelings of sadness or elation B. Major Depression: Characterized by prolonged periods of depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness and lethargy C. Factors Associated with Suicide D.) Gender Differences 1. Males are more likely to commit suicide whereas females are more likely to attempt suicide 2. Males often use violent means (handgun) and females often use less violent means (overdose of tranquilizers) E. Bipolar Affective...

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The Pharmaceutical Industry And Health Professional Services

on the specific behavioral problems, which may or may not be controlled with the use of medication. Medication will likely be provided if an individual is diagnosed with: Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder, manic or depressed Major depressive disorder Psychotic Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder ADHD Panic Disorder Get Well Drugs ...

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opinion Essay

the economy. Ironically other substances that are legal that’s killing everybody is legal but the one thing that seems to cure people is illegal. Marijuana has more benefits than negatives.It has been proven to kill cancer cells, treat bipolar illness, help with sleep and help chronic diseases. Marijuana can cure more than kill. Marijuana stops the reproduction of cancer cells from starting in the first place. It calms down people or makes them want to do more. Medically, its unbelievable...

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epilepsy), neurological, or mental disorder. Hallucinations may be present in any of the following mental disorders: psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia , schizoaffective disorder , schizophreniform disorder , shared psychotic disorder , brief psychotic disorder , substance-induced psychotic disorder ), bipolar disorder , major depression with psychotic features, delirium , or dementia . Auditory hallucinations, in particular, are common in psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Use of...

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Efficacy Data on Abilify: Analyzing Side Effects

Treatment and dosage Abilify, generic aripiprazole (2003), is used in acute episodes of schizophrenia. It is also used to treat Bipolar I Disorder. It is an atypical medication and shows effectiveness in treating people with concurrent manic episodes. The effective dose range is usually 10-30 mg for schizophrenia patients and 15–30 mg for Bipolar I Disorder. It is available in 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30mg tablets as well as a liquid non-refrigerated, 1mg/mL solution. It is taken once daily with...

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Abnormal Psychology: Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides in past century. The stigma of being mentally ill has begun to fall away and people are finally starting to get the help that they need to recover. Bipolar disorder is one illness that we have come to more fully understand. Through assistance from a psychiatrist, family and medication a patient with bipolar disorder can enter remission and...

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Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Disorder Depression because they share the symptoms of sadness, hopelessness, pessimism; anxiety and sleep problems; However Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression take very different directions. It is important that we are able to tell them apart because the treatments are very different. Making an inaccurate diagnosis can result in making the disorder worse. There are two types of mood disorders: Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Disorder. It is believed both...

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Psychotropic Medications

and of the current facility. The patient has a history of many previous incarcerations for assaultive behaviors as well as seven institutionalizations for psychosis and two suicide attempts. The patient was diagnosed at the age of 17 with Bipolar Disorder with psychotic features; a diagnosis that was altered to Schizophrenia, paranoid type, with significant psychotic features including auditory hallucinations as well as paranoid delusions at the age of 21 based on DSM-IV criteria (5th ed.; American...

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