Psychology Articles

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.