Essays Tagged: "Mood disorder"

A Critique of the Book "Feeling Good" by David Burns

ara Serason (1996) also state that one of the risk factors in committing suicide is the presence of mood disorder. Silverman (1993) states that suicide among young people 15 to 19 years of age has inc ... tinue with the book.According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-IV), mood disorders are classified into two broad categories, bipolar and unipolar depressive disorders. ...

(10 pages) 101 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bipolar disorder: treatments and how to cope with the disease.

epression, is the most common of the depressions, it is also the "most distinct and dramatic of the mood disorders" (Clergy... 7). Bipolar disorder is defined as "a major mood disorder in which there ... both mania and depression" (Clergy... 21). "Mania is an abnormally and persistently elevated (high) mood or irritability accompanied by at least three of the following symptoms: overly-inflated self-e ...

(6 pages) 159 1 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The effects and causes of bipolar disorder / manic depression. (Includes work cited, parenthetical documentation.)

Manic Depression, or Bipolar Disorder as it's medically referred to is a mood disorder that affects approximately 1% of the adult population of the United States (BPI). Mani ... ual numbers of men and women, unlike clinical depression which seems to effect more women than men. Mood swings are highly frequent, and feelings of going through various "highs and lows" all coincide ... de to the person's condition, despite the best efforts to bring them "up".Reemphasizing the various mood swings that are characteristic of bipolar disorder, often times there are bouts of mania, follo ...

(5 pages) 219 0 2.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bipolar disorders and you. This essay is about both bipolar disorders, the symptoms and treatments.

epression, is the most common of the depressions, it is also the "most distinct and dramatic of the mood disorders" (Clergy... 7). Bipolar disorder is defined as "a major mood disorder in which there ... both mania and depression" (Clergy... 21). "Mania is an abnormally and persistently elevated (high) mood or irritability accompanied by at least three of the following symptoms: overly-inflated self-e ...

(6 pages) 216 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Depression.

s.One form of depression that plaques our society is called major depression. Major Depression is a mood disorder characterized by extreme and persistent feelings of despondency, worthlessness, and ho ... oss or gain.A less familiar form of depression is called SAD. Seasonal affective disorder(SAD) is a mood disorder in which episode of depression typically recur during the fall and winter and remit du ...

(3 pages) 107 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum Mood DisorderExtreme sadness and crying, shame, anger, lack of self confidence, suicidal thoughts, a ... ostpartum period. It is estimated that one in three new mothers will develop symptoms of postpartum mood disorders. Postpartum mood disorder is a mental health disorder striking within the first year ... hin the first year of giving birth. All women of childbearing age should be aware that a postpartum mood disorder can strike any woman after delivery regardless of whether they are a first-time mom or ...

(3 pages) 66 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bipolar disorder

to realize how serious and how brutal this disease is. David Meyers defines bipolar disorder as "a mood disorder in which the person alternates between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and ... Jamison, Ph. D. describes his personal experience with bipolar disorder:"Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too ofte ...

(6 pages) 197 5 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Dysthymia Could be Caused by Biological Factors: A Truth or a Myth?

IntroductionMood disorder is known to be caused by life events and psychosocial factors. Nevertheless, evidence ... nd that strongly suggest that biological factors such as genes and neurotransmitters play a role in mood disorders such as bipolar depression and substance use disorders (cite). In this paper, a milde ... J. (1998) has demonstrated response in terms of less negative emotions in normal volunteers without mood disorders after administration of an antidepressant, paroxetine. The decrease of negative emoti ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Biology of Depression

Depression is a mood disorder or mental illness in which a person experiences a constant depressed mood and diminish ... ight loss or gain and indecisiveness or loss of ability to concentrate. Everybody faces a depressed mood but clinical depression is a re-occurring disease including multiple episodes, lasting at least ... n chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones have been linked to important roles in regulating moods and emotions. Some of the neurotransmitters involved in the development of depression are sero ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder also known as Manic Depressant Disorder is a mood disorder that involves episodes of both serious mania and depression. The person's mood will sw ... ty in between. This distressing and disruptive disease affects men and women equally. These erratic mood episodes can last for a few days to as long as a couple of months, especially when left untreat ... nowledge, scientists could refine this theory at any time.Bipolar disorder is the third most common mood disorder after major depression and dysthymic disorder. It affects approximately 2.3 million Am ...

(3 pages) 117 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. Mood disorders are malfunctions of a person's moods or emotions. Bipolar disorder was ... ons of a person's moods or emotions. Bipolar disorder was formally referred to as manic depression. Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, are becoming one of the most pressing health issues toda ... becoming one of the most pressing health issues today (Bell, 2006).Bipolar disorder is a recurrent mood disorder that causes severe mood swings. The disorder causes the person to have episodes of man ...

(2 pages) 126 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Mood Disorders: Bipolar I & II

has a devastating effect on patients and their families."� Dr. Berrettini is talking about a mood disorder once known as manic depression. Today, more commonly known as bipolar, this disorder a ... s and feelings of hopelessness (depression) and continues back and forth with some cycles of normal moods in between. Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed as early as adolescence and will continue throug ...

(3 pages) 55 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Who Is Mr. Hyde

ge Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In this novel I deem that Dr. Jekyll is suffering from a severe mood disorder, quite feasibly dissociative identity disorder. A mood disorder is a "psychological di ... ee these manifestations in the character of Dr. Jekyll.First off, when a person is suffering from a mood disorder, quite they have negative thoughts, which result in negative moods and actions (Meyers ...

(5 pages) 466 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bipolar Disorders

nd has been a mystery for centuries. For many years it was known, as Manic Depressant Disorder is a mood disorder that involves episodes of both serious mania and depression. It's a serious illness, o ... in the quest for explanations of its causes and treatment.Bipolar disorder is the third most common mood disorder after major depression and dysthymic disorder. It affects approximately 2.3 million Am ...

(4 pages) 92 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bipolar Disorder Which Effects Personality

ects PersonalityBipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes abnormal shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. About 5.7 million American adults or 2.6 percent of the popul ... the traditional/alternative treatments for this disorder.Bipolar or manic-depressive, disorder is a mood disorder that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from manic highs to depressive ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Manic Depressive Psychosis

th professionals as bipolar disorder, or Manic-depressive psychosis (Depression 5). This particular mood disorder inflicts the affected person with both episodes of depression, and abnormal behavior k ... eks (87). This stage was previously discussed and referred to as the elevated "high" and vegetative moods. Finally, the third phase is when the mood swings set in and a person goes from one extreme be ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Contexts, and Treatments

eviewed.ReviewWhat is bipolar disorder? According to Nevid and Rathus (2007), bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extremely manic and deeply depressed mood swings. In the manic phase, ... ulation. Leahy (2007), states that “individuals with bipolar disorder face a lifetime risk for mood variations, often with devastating, even fatal consequences” (p. 417). Some of the consequ ...

(5 pages) 69 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Effects of Dietary Intake on the Production of Neurotransmitters Related to the Onset of Depression in Humans

on the Production of Neurotransmitters Related to the Onset of Depression in HumansDepression is a mood disorder characterized by a person's loss of interest in experiencing the things in life that t ... cells and the cells of the nervous system. Serotonin is one of the main transmitters which affects mood. It also "keeps your focus sharp and your concentration keen, enabling you to get a good night' ...

(9 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Bipolar Disorder

he effectiveness of the treatments used for bipolar disorder is also reviewed.Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder in which it causes episodes of depression and mania. Many of the symptoms of a depress ... e population. Leahy (2007), states that "individuals with bipolar disorder face a lifetime risk for mood variations, often with devastating, even fatal consequences" (p. 417). Some of the consequences ...

(8 pages) 31 0 4.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

distinct loss of contact with reality, bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is marked by a severe mood disorder in which the subject alternately experiences times of great depression and times of ma ... which the subject alternately experiences times of great depression and times of mania or elevated moods. (Kowlaski & Westen 2005) In this paper we will be discussing the similarities and differe ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health