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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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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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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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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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(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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Bipolar Disorder Paper

 Bipolar Disorder English Comp Akron Institute Christie Stark April 17, 2011 Since we could remember many of us have gone through many changes in our lives, some good and some bad. All of us can say during our lives that we have periodically had some sort of mood swing. Whether it was from a recent death in the family or an event in our lives, but to be able to link it to a disease we should know about the disease. Bipolar Disorders what is it? How is it diagnosed? Can it be...

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Tumor A Culprit In Delayed Puberty Analysis

during this time due to America’s influence on this matter. In his book, Canguilhem provides his perspective about the of biology being admitted under the field of science and how certain categories are produced during the 19th century (i.e. bipolar disorder). As discussed by Professor Kovler in her lecture, Canguilhem believed social control is connected to power and knowledge. Therefore, he believed that what is seen as pathological and “normal” are determined by those in the elite society, making...

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