Mood Disorders

Types of bipolar-bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder

When diagnosing bipolar disorder, there are two main types of bipolar disorder that medical professionals refer to. They are known as bipolar I and bipolar II, but they may also be called: -Bipolar 1, bipolar i, bipolar type 1 or bipolar i disorder -Bipolar 2, bipolar ii, bipolar type 2 or bipolar ii disorder. If…

ADHD behavior charts

ADHD was initially known as ADHD, which is called Attention Deficit Disorder, but in 1994 it was renamed ADHD, which is now called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a behavioral disorder that occurs mainly in younger children. It is mainly diagnosed in boys compared to girls and a specific reason has yet to be…

Dammit! I almost killed myself

I came out of the coma. It was not expected. It also surprised doctors and family members that he was not in worse physical shape. It looked like I had lost myself in the boxing ring: both front teeth were missing, the tongue was twice its size, and I was seriously bruised all over. The…

How is music therapy related to bipolar disorder?

“A mental disorder is classified as a clinically significant psychological or behavioral syndrome that occurs and is associated with current distress or disability or with a significantly increased risk of death, pain, disability, or a significant loss of freedom.” (Peters, 2000). Although mental disorders can have a variety of manifestations and degrees of severity, all…

How to identify the symptoms of bipolar disorder (mania and depression)

Bipolar disorder involves problems with emotions that can profoundly affect your physical and mental health. It is a disease that can be present in anyone who develops the signs and symptoms of it. The symptoms are subdivided into two components: mania and depression. Here are the following symptoms of mania: 1. A sudden growth in…

9 symptoms of hyperthyroidism you should know

A vital part of the endocrine system, the thyroid aids in the production of many important hormones and in the proper functioning of the human system. Shaped like a butterfly, the gland sits gracefully just above the clavicle in the neck. There are a number of plausible thyroid diseases and disorders that can affect the…

Taking control of your mood with this anticonvulsant medicine

Distributed under the name Tenegrol, carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer drug. It is an antimanic drug that is used to control certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy, to treat bipolar disorder, and is sometimes used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used to combat trigeminal neuralgia. Tegretol information…

History of bipolar disorder

The documented history of bipolar disorder dates back to the time of ancient Greece, more than 2,000 years ago. Even then, the extremes of mood, melancholy (depression) and mania, were clearly identified as fluctuating remitting illnesses. It was Aretheus of Cappadocia, a celebrated Greek physician, who was the first to argue that these extremes of…

Coping with bipolar relationships successfully

All relationships can be challenging at times, and an illness like bipolar disorder, also commonly known as manic depression, can add an extra layer of difficulty and tension to relationships, whether within the family or with other loved ones. If bipolar parents discover that their child also has the disorder, there may be associated feelings…

Life skills and trauma stressors

Healthcare professionals may be puzzled when trauma survivors come to them after recovery, and upon reassessment find that symptoms have reappeared. Trauma is a serious assault on the functioning of a human being’s life. What happens that gets in the way of an everyday activity like paying bills or solving problems so that everything suddenly…