When it was first discovered in 1870, botulinum toxin was known as 'sausage poison' because it was often found in undercooked meats.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes severe mood swings. This disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder, and can affect men and women of all ages. People who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder often experience extreme shifts in mood, vacillating between periods of depression as and feelings of euphoria. This disorder can be very disruptive and makes it extremely difficult for the sufferer to enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Fortunately, bipolar disorder can be controlled with a combination of prescription medication and psychotherapy.
Learning how to deal with stress and ward off depression can be a challenge for anyone, but those living with arthritis can find it even more difficult to reduce stress in their day-to-day lives. Depression can strike when a sufferer feels anxious, overwhelmed or simply doesn’t have energy to get through their day.
A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.
Many patients who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder are prescribed various types of prescription medications and supplements to keep symptoms under control. However, many medications do have some unwanted side effects, and may not be the only solution for improving symptoms of bipolar disorder. Making some healthy lifestyle choices can help to manage bipolar symptoms and also improve overall quality of life. From eating the right foods to getting enough sleep, those diagnosed with bipolar disorder can enjoy a better life.
Many women are getting breast implants to help boost their self esteem, but research shows that some may be doing it to mask an even bigger psychological problem that could lead to suicide.
Abnormal brain cell activity can lead to a seizure and affect various parts of the body. When someone is displaying signs of a seizure, they may have a disorder called epilepsy. Approximately one in 100 people in the United States experience an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime, according to the Mayo Clinic, and even though a single seizure does not mean the person has epilepsy, the individual may have mild to intense seizures and need treatment for their condition.
If you or someone you know experiences seizures regularly and have been diagnosed with epilepsy, the doctor may recommend medication and therapy to keep your disorder under control. Seizures occur when the electrical functioning of the brain changes temporarily, and different types of seizures affect people in different ways. Convulsions, heart palpitations, sweating, nausea, losing consciousness and drooling are just some of the effects of a seizure, and these effects can cause depression, shame, anxiety and embarrassment.
Students who are not willing or not ready to volunteer-but who are required to by their school-may be less likely to volunteer again in the future, according to a recent research article published in the January 1999 issue of Psychological Science, ajournal of the American Psychological Society.