Bipolar Disorder Signs
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Since: Jul 11
San José, Costa Rica
#1 Jan 8, 2012
If you have been depressed a lot more than you feel you should you need to see your physician. It could just be general depression or you could have a bipolar disorder which needs a whole different treatment to be effective. If you are not familiar with the bipolar disorder signs you should be. Here is an excellent article discussing it. With the correct diagnosis and the right medication bipolar disorders can be kept under control.
#2 Jan 8, 2012
Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition.
This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people cant experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as disease in order to sell drugs.
This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science.
#3 Jan 8, 2012
Strong evidence suggests that the intended treatment for those so labeled is psychiatric drugging, using antidepressants and mood-altering drugs such as Ritalin, Xanax, Celexa, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Thorazine, Luvox and other similar drugs which are known by the FDA (and the pharmaceutical companies) to cause depression, violence, suicide and homicide. In a recent survey of child psychiatrists it was discovered that 9 out of 10 children in their care were on at least one of these or similar drugs. Despite the recent FDA "black box" warnings, it is not unusual for a child to be put on two or more psychotropic antidepressant drugs drugs that the FDA says can trigger suicidal thoughts. Do you want your child to be on these drugs with their potentially deadly side-effects?
Although patients, families and the public were not informed - some would argue they were deceived - clinical psychiatrists and researchers have long known about severe adverse drug reactions (ADR) and disabling changes in the central nervous system in a high percentage of patients taking standard neuroleptic drugs. Foremost among these is "tardive dyskinesia" (TD), an often irreversible, disfiguring disorder of the central nervous system resulting in a variety of involuntary movements, particularly of the tongue, lips, and jaw. muscle movements which affects 40% to 60% of patients taking neuroleptics. Recent research findings corroborate earlier reports (since 1970) linking TD to a deterioration of cognitive functions (see below).
#4 Jan 11, 2012
When faced with bipolar disorder, there are many ways of going about treating it. One website I found helpful in dealing with the day to day highs and lows was OnlineCEUcredit.com/edu/bipolar-ba . Hope this link is helpful.
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