The essay ‘’Bipolar Disorder: The Agony and the Ecstasy” written under the pseudonym Thomas Wheaton focus on the pleasant and the appalling sides of having bipolar disorder such as the medication, the different types of disorders there are, also how others treat people with bipolar disorder. To start off with some of the medications are Depakote, Zoloft, Xanax and Trazodone which a few must be taken daily or whenever needed. However, like every medicine there are side effects including but not limited to organ damage, heat-sensitive, dry mouth, also dizziness. Wheaton says he from his experience he must drink unpleasant amount of water just to avert serious side effects. To continue, the medicine help whoever take it feel stability is more
Mel McGinnis was one of the main character of Raymond Carver 's story entitled, What We Talk About When We Talked About Love. Mel is a cardiologist in this story, a cardiologist is a doctor known to specialized in cases of heart problems or ailments. The story is about two couples in which they have different definition of what love is. It is a cliché that Mel, as a cardiologist who supposed to be an expert regarding heart doesn 't know or understand what love is. In my psychological point of view, Mel is consistent on having a diagnosis of bipolar manic disorder. Bipolar manic disorder is a serious mood disorder in which episodes of both depression and mania (excessive euphoria) occur. Depression and being manic is in the opposite poles, depression
There are numerous of people who are diagnosis with manic-depressive illness. When a person diagnosis with having manic-depression illness, he or she has no control over his or her feeling. Manic-depressive illness is another name for bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder. When a person is experiencing bipolar disorder he or she has mood swings that changes from manic high to low in a matter of hours, days, or weeks. There is not a known cause for this disorder, but there are factors that influence it such as neurotransmitters, ion activity, brain structure, and genetic factors. In this paper it will provide a parallel drawn between An Unquiet Mind: Memoir of Mood and Madness as it relates to the textbook and provide information pertaining
When her plans for the relationship don’t turn out the way she expected, Jayna becomes angry, irritable, and violent and sometimes ends up injured by these men because of her behaviors. Jayna’s feelings for these men go from intense love to intense hate, and she is left feeling a void which drives her to engage in self-mutilation or scratching of her forearm, and burning herself. After such episodes, she then asks to be admitted to the hospital. Lately, Jayna has been in the hospital more often than usual.
Of society’s many issues, one of the most pressing in terms of public health is the common occurrence of misdiagnosis in mental health illnesses. Mental illnesses, more specifically looking at mental illnesses in adolescents, are being too frequently misdiagnosed and there are patients being given inaccurate prescriptions that often worsen their symptoms and can have lasting negative effects on their health. The concept of misdiagnosed mental illness and inaccurate medications being prescribed is an issue where some say government regulation of the medications is necessary, while others say government regulation is unnecessary.
“It is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks”, (National Institute of Mental Health).
A two-year study conducted in Seattle, 819 female victims of sexual assault, were interviewed about their history of psychiatric disorders. The study found that over 10% of these women diagnosed schizophrenia disorders, and an additional 6 percent diagnosed with bipolar disorder or severe depression, were more likely to have been sexually assaulted by a stranger, attacked by multiple assailants, and severely injured during the attacks. These same women were also more likely to have been homeless or to have spent time in jail than those without mental illness. The author concluded that “sexual assaults in women with a major psychiatric diagnosis are common” and “more violent” compared to women without such diagnoses (Eckert, 2002). In Baltimore, data on physical and sexual abuse collected for one year
The coverage of Amanda Bynes’ bipolar mood swings (taken for this paper from articles published in ‘People’ from 2012-2015) provides a snapshot of the ways in which media impacts language usage surrounding bipolar disorder among the general population.
It is estimated that 20% of children living in the United States experience a mental illness in a given year, at a cost of nearly $14 billion. In children, mental illness is more prevalent than leukemia, diabetes, and AIDS combined; far more money is spent on mental disorders than on any other childhood illness, including asthma, trauma, upper respiratory infections, and infectious diseases. Although nearly 1 in 5 youths suffers from a psychiatric disorder, 75-85% do not receive specialty mental health services. Those who do, primarily receive services in non-specialty sectors (primary care, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice) where mental health expertise may be limited. Untreated or inadequately treated psychiatric disorders persist over decades, become increasing intractable to treatment, impair adherence to medical treatment regimens, and incur
It started at a very young age, the mood swings. I went from psychologist to psychologist referring me to different psychiatrist. I was not labeled bipolar for I was too young. Soon enough came my teenage years, still not any better, still lost and still confused. Most psychologist said, "I was just going through a teenage phase, I was a troubled teen because of the absence of my father or I was a troubled teen because I was too spoiled". Later on came my adulthood, still unstable, still lost and still confused. Why hadn 't my phase gone away? Why was my condition worse? Why did I have this rage inside of me? How could I become so sad, so deeply uninvolved for no apparent reason? How did I lose track of time? How did I manage to not sleep for days? When did I become capable of being unstoppable? Where did all these scars come from? I had little answers and I hate little support. When would someone be able to tell me what is going on with me? I was no longer a child, I was no longer a
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During my manic moods, I have racing thoughts which cause me to get distracted easily. Imagine how hard it is to sit in class, trying to learn but cannot really focus. Another thing about manic moods is that I tend to overestimate my abilities and the amount of work I can actually finish. I might be able to finish the work while I am still in a state of mania but I could also have another mood swing causing me to end up being overwhelmed. On the other hand, during a depressive mood I lose motivation and interest in school and classwork. For instance, there are days where getting up, getting dressed, and going to class seems like an extremely hard thing to do. There might be days where I simply cannot make it to class causing poor attendance, potential important information being missed, and falling behind the rest of the
“Our society tends to shame or ignore those with mental illness, and I want to change that.” – Demi Lovato. For my final paper about the portrayal of disabilities in the media I chose to research and write about a person other than just one type of media – I chose to write about a person who I personally find inspirational. Growing up in a family of six I’ve always been the short and chubbiest of everyone. I’ve always struggled with weight and have been trying to constantly diet since I can remember. I remember my mom telling me to stop paying attention so much to my weight, but then having my sister or peers tell me that I’m fat or that I couldn’t wear that outfit because I just “didn’t have the body for it”. I hated my body, which led me
Mental illness plagues the entirety of a human being even if it is met with opposition because it makes the most simplest tasks hard and the days soon begin to drag on. My brother Chase has struggled with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar 2 disorder which is the more depressive form of bipolar. It was always brushed off by his doctors and his teachers as normal teenager behavior. Our mother argued persistently with the doctor that he was bipolar but it was always the same result, “it’s just a phase, he’ll work himself out of it in no time.” He never did work it out until he was 22. His mental disorders triggered addiction for him to be able to cope with these issues and instead of facing them head on he turned to heavy drugs and alcohol. He was lucky to never get incarcerated
I selected Bipolar disorder as the topic, I 'll be going over in this paper. I 've chosen this topic because I want to learn more about this disorder. Since I have this disorder I hope to understand the emotional fluctuation that comes with this disorder better. It will also be interesting to see how much is actually known about this disorder. In addition, I believe it is important that more people learn about Bipolar disorder. I believe that Erik Erikson 's psychosocial stages can play a part in this disorder. By researching this disorder I hope to be able to easily explain Bipolar to anyone.