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  • The Phenomenon Of Bipolar Affective Disorder Has Been A Mystery Since The 16th Century History Has Shown That This Affliction - 1,735 words
    The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because bipolar disorder has such debilitating symptoms, it is imperative that we remain vig ...
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  • Alcoholism - 2,059 words
    Alcoholism alcoholism Definitions and causal factors of alcoholism Alcoholism consists of a repetitive intake of alcoholic beverages to an extent that the drinker is harmed. The harm may be physical or mental; it may also be social or economic. Implicit in the conception of alcoholism as a disease is the idea that the person experiencing repeated or long-lasting injury from his drinking would alter his behaviour if he could. His failure to do so shows that he cannot help himself, that he has lost control over drinking. This conception incorporates the idea of addiction or dependence. Formal definitions of alcoholism vary according to the point of view of the definer. A simplistic, old-fashio ...
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  • Bipolar Disorder 2 - 1,276 words
    Bipolar Disorder 2 Bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this disorder can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the amount of people suffering from it, we are still waiting for explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are aware is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its' victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because bipolar disorder has such debilitating symptoms, it is important that we keep looking for explanations of ...
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  • Bipolar Disorder In Kids - 1,604 words
    Bipolar Disorder In Kids Determining Bipolar Disorder in children is harder then adults because of the mistakes doctor's make in their diagnosis. All kids have mood swings - is it Bipolar Disorder? Psychologists of today are having problems diagnosing children with Bipolar Disorder because the symptoms are so different from the adult form of the disorder. In children Bipolar Disorder is called "Child Onset Bipolar Disorder", known as COBPD (My Child 1). In children the cycling from highs to lows are very fast. Children will cycle between mania and depression many times a day. The episodes of mania or depression are short and rarely go on for more then a day at a time (Childhood 1). Children ...
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  • Bipolar Disorder In Kids - 1,656 words
    ... is very dangerous when a person is in a manic state, not only for themselves, but also for others around them. They are very unpredictable people. Bipolar people abuse drugs, such as alcohol, cocaine, and sleeping medications. They also often deny that they are manic because they think that everything is okay with them because they feel so good about themselves (Bipolar Disorder 2). The other side of being Bipolar is the lows that a person has to go through, the depressed part of the disorder. When a Bipolar adult is in the depression stage they can Determining Bipolar Disorder in children is harder then adults because of the mistakes doctor's make in their diagnosis. have any or all th ...
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  • Depression - 1,511 words
    Depression Depression Depression in one form or another affects more than 19 million Americans each year (1), more than 1 in 5 Americans can expect to get some form of depression in their lifetime (2), almost two thirds of all depression cases go untreated (3), 15% of those diagnosed with depression commit suicide (4), almost 80% of those who experience depression can feel better with treatment ( 5) and clinical depression commonly co-occurs with other medical illnesses (6). These statistics are all dramatic and they are all about depression. The follow will discuss what depression is, causes of depression, symptoms of depression, different types of depression and also how you can treat depr ...
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  • Depression - 248 words
    Depression I Depression 1 Each year, more than 19 million Americans over the age of 18 experience a depressive illness. 2 Three major types Seasonal Affective Disorder Bipolar Disorder Postpartum Depression II Seasonal Affective Disorder 1 Occurs in Fall and early spring Varies in location 10% Northern New England states 5% Baltimore/Washington area 2% Southern California or Florida 2 Characterized by series of symptoms Change in appetite or weight Sleep problems Memory loss Problems concentrating Inability to make decisions Low self-esteem Suicidal thoughts 3 Who suffers? are women Men and children suffer also 20 years old Inherited 4 Causes Change in sunlight exposure II ...
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  • Mental Disorders - 1,868 words
    Mental Disorders There are many diseases and disorders that may affect the human mind. Some of these are serious, while others are minor and may not even be noticed. Some of the disorders and diseases to be covered in this report are delirium, dementia, and schizophrenia, also a discussion of specific symptoms and treatments available for the different disorders. A mental illness is defined as any disease that affects a person's mind, thoughts, emotions, personality, or behavior. For any mental illness, as in a physical illness, there are symptoms that make it possible to identify when a person is suffering from a mental disorder or illness. Some of the more common symptoms of these disorder ...
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