Prozac: Mania "Yeah, I'm on Prozac," I hear quite often, said as if the speaker had just received a new Porsche. I often do catch myself responding with, "I'm on Zoloft isn't modern medicine great?" In a way, this exchange is a way of bonding. In another, more twisted way, it is a way of receiving a stamp of approval from my peers, for antidepressants have become extremely widespread and widely accepted. "Prozac...has entered pop culture...becoming the stuff of cartoons and stand-up comedy routines"
often absent in children. There is a question about the similarity of the symptoms of bipolar activities between adults and children’s, if severe, non-episodic irritability is a developmental presentation of pediatric mania (while euphoria would be most characteristic of adult mania). It could be concluded that there is a group of severely impaired children who show symptoms that overlap with bipolar disorder but did not show strong diagnosis – this could potentially be a new, different disorder.
Living with Depression, Mania, and Medication Depression joined my life shortly after I entered middle school and tagged on persistently through my adolescent years. At first, my sullen moods were brushed off as mere hormonal changes, but I quickly became aware there was something more behind them. The severity of depression is difficult to explain without personal thoughts and examples. I know that my depression is coming long before it sets in. There is a cloud of forewarning that starts to
The Problem: Rewrite Mania I have been noticing a certain trend in software toward rewriting successful tools and standards. It seems that programmers always have the urge to make things better, which is perfectly understandable - after all, this is the primary trait of the engineer's mind (although I also think that artistic creativity also enters in the mix). Why should things stay static? Surely progress is good, and if we just stayed in the same place, using the same versions of tools without
generally go through periods of mania, hypomania and depression. When patients are in the mania or depressed state they can experience psychotic symptoms. The mania or manic episode for some state that they typically don’t sleep or sleep less than normal. This is due to the disruption in their circadian rhythms which is referred to the “body clock”. It’s the 24 hour cycle which tells our body when to sleep and regulates many other physiological processes. When there in the mania stage they feel like they
previous two poems because it focuses solely on Dickinson’s mania, and goes inside of the speaker’s brain to understand what the speaker’s “madness” feels like (Dickinson, n.d.b). In the first two stanzas, the speaker describes the “terrible” thing she endured, and is “grateful” the day is over (Dickinson, n.d.b). In order to cope with her feelings from the terrible day, the speaker decides to write (Dickinson, n.d.b). One of the symptoms of mania is having “a lot of energy” and having “increased activity
SUMMARY- For our final project we chose to study Abnormal Psychology. Before we could start this study we first needed a good idea of what exactly defined something or someone to be abnormal. Psychologists struggle to precisely distinguish from normality and abnormality. Many definitions are used to define abnormality but all of them have their advantages and disadvantages. “Abnormality as deviation from the average” is one definition that is used. This definition is based on that we observe and
by this disorder. Typically, patients are diagnosed during adolescence, (Mayo Clinic) but people may be diagnosed at any stage of their life. This disorder is characterized by cycling from manic (high) to depressed (low). On the downward swing from mania, patients may experience normal moods. Eventually, depression will occur (NMHA). MDD is thought to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Neurotransmitters act as messengers to our neurons, or nerve cells (NMHA). Because there is no biological
Bipolar Disorder: The Angel and Devil In One There was once a family; however, it was not a happy family. The mother was sick though she did not believe she was sick. She frightens her family with her explosive personality. She would shout at her children, pushing them to the edge and over to do their best. Her husband would constantly plead with her to go to the doctors and to take her medications. She never listened to him. One day when the husband returned from work, he found that his wife had
bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder can look different in different people. The symptoms of the disorder can vary in frequency, pattern, and severity. While others alternate between what is considered mania and depression some go through both. There are four types of mood episodes in bipolar disorder: mania, depression, hypomania, and mixed episodes. Each type of mood episode has its own unique set of symptoms (Hatchett). Bipolar disorder is diagnosed if someone has a manic attack. It is very common t