Archives for Depression

Bipolar Disorder Medication & Side Effects

Bipolar Disorder Medication & Side Effects Browse Health Topics To be clear, in Whole Psychiatry and Brain Recovery Center, we strive to reduce the use of medication through assessment and treatment of nutrition, hormones, gastrointestinal disorders, immune and inflammatory pathways, detoxification, social rhythm therapy, and educational and supportive psychotherapy. Nevertheless, medications may be needed, although in lower doses and with less polypharmacy. Medications for Bipolar Disorder fall into three categories Major Tranquilizers (see full table below) –also called anti-psychotics. The common ones that are currently used include Chlorpromazine (Thorazine), Haloperidol (Haldol), Perphenazine (generic only), Fluphenazine (generic only), Risperidone (Risperdal), Olanzapine
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Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

Famous People with Bipolar Disorder Browse Health Topics People with bipolar disorder have with out a doubt, helped shape the history of the world, in all venues, from the political to the arts to the spiritual and religious. Moses himself may have been manic depressive (he was impulsive, killing an Egyptian who was abusing a Hebrew slave, was a stutterer which reflects a problem in dopamine circuitry, and then had some very important spiritual experiences). Certainly Theodore Herzl, the late 1800’s mover of Zionism, was manic-depressive. So was Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The list is long and reproduced below,
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Bipolar Disorder in Children

Bipolar Disorder inn Children Browse Health Topics There is an alarming and growing trend in psychiatry to diagnose bipolar disorder in children. While the usual time of onset for a bipolar disorder is sometime in adolescence (see table under Bipolar Disorder), researchers are coming to the conclusion that the disorder can be present in children and cause disruption in the child’s life and the lives of those around them. They claim that rather than presenting with classic manic and depressive episodes, children are more likely to have rapidly cycling moods (within the day) and mixed states, in which they are
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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Browse Health Topics Bipolar disorder symptoms vary depending on which phase of the disorder you are experiencing, the manic phase (or its milder version, hypomania), the depressed phase, or the mixed state, which combines symptoms of both the high energy manic phase and the low or irritable mood of the depressed phase. Thus, to know whether you have a bipolar disorder, you must look at symptoms over as long a period of time as possible. You might have depression right now, but perhaps you had hypomanic symptoms a year ago, and have forgotten about them. People who
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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Browse Health Topics Bipolar Disorder, like depression, has been part of the human condition since the dawn of humankind. In fact, it can be persuasively argued that people with Bipolar Disorder have shaped the course of human history via influence in many fields, including the arts, religion, politics, medicine, and economics. At the same time, bipolar disorder and its associated conditions (e.g., drug and alcohol abuse, divorce etc.) can extract a great toll in terms of human suffering and mortality (e.g., cardiovascular disease, suicide). Determining whether one has the disorder requires a very careful longitudinal history, multigenerational family
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