According to www.justgreatadvice.com, a mixed episode is being both happy and sad, up and down, all at the same time. Generally, this translates into the patient being very depressed emotionally, but displaying symptoms of mania such as inability to concentrate and lack of sleep. The other main type of bipolar disorder is bipolar type II. Bipolar type II is depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes. I like to think that a person that has bipolar type II is always “in between” highs and lows or back and forth.
The Role of Rumination in Unipolar Depression The Role of Rumination in Depression Major depressive disorder (MDD) recurrent, also known as unipolar depression, is a type of depression where a person shows no signs of mania or hypomania and thus is nosologically distinguished from bipolar disorder (Barlow and Durand, 2012). Unipolar depression is considered to be a chronic condition, as most people will experience between 4 to 7 episodes, that wax and wane throughout their life. (Barlow and Durand, 2012). MDD is the leading cause of disability in the world (WHO, 2012). One in five people will suffer a lifetime major depressive episode (MDE) and those who experience a single episode of MDD are likely to follow a chronic course with up to 80% suffering multiple episodes during their lifetime (Mathew, Whitford, Kenny & Denson, 2010).
Alexandria Cater Coach ENG 103-004 27 October 2011 Consequences of the Most Undetected Mental Illness Individuals suffer from illnesses of every shape and form. These illnesses can be physical, emotional, and mental. The hardest kind of illness to detect is one that steers from emotional or mental problems. One of the most undetected mental illnesses is depression. Julie Indvik and Pamela Johnson, in their article, “The boom blues: depression in the workplace,” say “According to the National Institute of Mental Health, clinical depression strikes more than 17.5 million adults each year” (Indvik and Johnson par.
Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors of PPD Brooke Shield’s case of postpartum depression, although unique to her, is not rare in the United States. There are many factors that take part in the development of postpartum depression. In Brooke’s case there were several biological factors that contributed to her PPD. The history of alcoholism in Brooke’s family may have set the tone for a link to several mood disorders as an individual’s body chemistry can be affected by the alcohol consumption. Although Brooke had never been an alcoholic she did experience strong mood swings during PMS episodes along with periodic sadness (Meyer, Chapman, & Weaver, 2009).
Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness Melissa Batts NUR/440 January 16, 2012 Sandy Wheeler Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions, hallucinations, and other psychotic features. According to Gregory “Many consider schizophrenia to be the epitome of a severe mental illness” (2010). This population of people is misunderstood and is vulnerable to violence, disease, suicide, and homelessness. This paper will outline this population’s demographics, personal awareness and the effect this research had on my personal attitude after research. Included is Anthony James’s story from the Neighborhood and how his situation should have been dealt using this research.
Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail. According to the national institute of mental health approximately 5.7 million American adults are affected mostly at the age of 25. With an equal number of men and women develop in all ethnic groups and social classes. Also more than two thirds of people with bipolar disorder have at least one
Can Ellen be said to be suffering from a major depressive disorder? |Yes, according to the symptoms Ellen is suffering from she very well could be suffering from a major depressive disorder. Her | |thoughts of suicide are a major indication, as well as her loss of appetite and her irregular sleep patterns. | 1c. Explain and defend your diagnoses or lack thereof.
Racial Barriers in Medical Interventions for Depression in African Americans Toyette’ M. Hazzard EH 1020, English Composition II Professor Catherine Croston June 15, 2012 Toyette’ M. Hazzard Professor Catherine Croston EH 1020, English Composition II June 15, 2012 Racial Barriers in Medical Interventions for Depression in African Americans Introduction Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Mayo Clinic (n.d.) defines depression as a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression is an illness that can affect one’s mood, body and thoughts. It’s a chronic illness that usually requires long-term treatment, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Depression can lead to many different types of emotional and physical issues.
Perspectives of ADHD: Causes and Effects Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was once referred to as “mental restlessness” by Sir Alexander Crichton in 1798 (Wikipedia, 2012). ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders diagnosed in children today. It affects almost five percent of children across the world (Foley, 2011). ADHD is defined as a “persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development” (Foley, 2011). The diagnosis is made based on behaviors and not seen as a neurological disease.
It considers tools used to screen depression and the assessments and interventions used in nursing to improve health and overall wellbeing of the sufferer. Theories and classification of depression Berk (2010) stated that theory is the base for research and theory-based research instructs practice. There are many theories with regards to depression, yet not one can cover the entire aspect of depression in older adults (Hunter, 2012). Psychosocial theories include the learned helplessness model that concentrates on the loss of family and friends and diminished social interaction leading to the expectancy of bad things to happen (Hunter, 2012). This theory seems to be closely linked to older adults and depression and incorporates with the nursing staff to encourage independence as much as possible (Hunter, 2012).