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Bipolar Disorder And What You Need To Know About It

Bipolar disorder is characterized by obvious mood variations between mania (mood elevation) and depression which cause quite a personal suffering or disturbance of one’s social life , and which is not caused by medications or any existing physical ailments.

Assessment and Management of Bipolar Disorder:

Assessment by a psychology consultant Brisbane includes coming to a diagnosis, evaluating the severity of the disorder, establishing an opinion about the causes, evaluating the patient’s social resources and judging the effect of this disorder on other people.Psychological assessments includes a careful history and examination where the history should be verified with a relative. Treatment should begin as quickly as possible because the bigger likelihood of personal and social penalties that may follow from blunders in judgment. Almost all patients will require drug treatment. The clinical status should be monitored frequently when on treatment for the appearance of depressive symptoms because suicidal ideas may appear.Generally the management of this disorder is with one mood stabilizer such as lithium carbonate, sodium valproate, carbamazepine and lamotragine as well a mild antipsychotic like olanzapine or risperidone. Click here for more info on psychological assessments.

Along with that we give the corrective drug for antipsychotics benzexhol which stops the commencement of extra pyramidal side effects like dystonic reactions (oculogyric crisis, torticollis). Benzexhol is available only in the form of tablets and if the patient has dystonic reactions like the tongue sticking out and cannot swallow the tablet then we give a similar drug Benztropine IM. Long term use of lithium carbonate can lead to hypothyroidism, ECG changes and renal damage, therefore we need to do TSH level, ECH and RFT before starting the drug therapy and then monitor the patient.When on lithium carbonate we have to do successive measurements of serum lithium levels because the therapeutic window for this drug is between 0.5 – 1.4 mEq/L and when it goes higher than 1.4 it can cause toxicity where we will find signs like quivers and confusion. When the patient complains about these symptoms we have to instantly stop the drug and send a blood sample to check for the serum levels. Generally lithium acts as both an antidepressant and antimanic drug but even when on treatment with lithium if the patient develops depressive symptoms then we start the patient on antidepressants like Flouxetine (SSRI) or Amitriptyline (TCA).

Why You Shouldn’t Be Comparing Your Lives To Celebrities’ Lives

We are all beautiful in our own ways. But most of the time with all these images that pop up on our news feeds and social media platforms we feel incomplete, not beautiful enough and sometimes even feel depressed with the lives we live! So is it normal to be feeling that way? Read below to find out!

Celebrities need to project a social image to keep being popular and of course earn money!

Celebrities are popular people and they have a huge pressure to not only be socially active and keep up their reputation but to also ensure that they increase their can base at all times. They will therefore try everything possible to live a showy and comfy life. They will be involved with many charities and so much of social welfare projects just to project their perfect image! Not all celebrities are genuine and not all are fake. But is it so necessary to post a picture of gifting someone something?

More than half their posts are carefully scripted and timed!

Most of the social network sites of celebrities are handled by their managers who are experts in keeping social trends. They decide what kind of a post they will be making next on behalf of the celebrity and how to keep a trend or sensation alive. It’s almost always about the number of likes, comments and views. They always try to create something even a scandal just to get bored! This is how all the images of a celebrity looks perfect! The nose job Hawthorn they got done to enhance their beauty is something they would never accept. But they will be posting images of how perfect their face looks! 

They are living a very different life

The life of a celebrity is so much different to ours. Although in the recent times the celebrities try to reduce the amount of drama going on, it is not possible. Because, people are forever curios about the celebrities and therefore it is one of the best ways to earn money. And therefore it is a monetized industry waiting for gossips and stories. So, there are celebrities who would sell their own stories just for the fame and the bucks! Most of the younger celebrities we see on social platforms have very little moral in life and hence don’t bother about anything anyone says. But as people in the real world we cannot live that way. Because it does matter what others around you and those you love feel by your actions. Making a personal decision like getting right breast implants done is yours to make. But if you were to make insensitive comments about a religious tradition then isn’t it wrong? Because it will hurt others around you?

Conclusion

It is definitely not easy living a celebrity’s life. Because they are pressured to look perfect always and have interesting lives. Especially those who shot to fame at a young age have a lot of difficulty coping with the fame. But we must remember that all the glitters is not gold. And just because we see a celebrity living the perfect life, it may not be the case. The celebrity may actually be forced to project the beautiful side of life only, where everything is perfect! So, don’t be fooled by thinking that celebrities live the best lives!