Depression Mania Bipolar Understanding Mental Illness and a Quote by Khalil Gibran

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience, known as distimias.

 

Depression

 

The lows of bipolar depression are frequently so debilitating that patients are unable to get out of bed. Typically, people experiencing a depressive episode tend to have difficulty falling and staying asleep, while others sleep far more than usual.

 

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When patients fall into depression, even minor decisions such as what to eat for dinner can be overwhelming and difficult. They tend to become obsessed with feelings of desperation, loneliness, loss, personal failure, guilt or helplessness; what is very worrisome is that this negative thinking can lead to thoughts of suicide.

 

A SHORT STORY BY KHALIL GIBRAN “The Asylum”

“So I decided to enter this asylum. At least here I can be myself.’ — Khalil Gibran

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Mania

 

Most of the time, people in manic states are unaware of the negative consequences of their actions. With bipolar disorder, suicide is an ever-present danger because some people become suicidal even in manic states. Learning from prior episodes what kinds of behavior signals “red flags” of manic behavior can help manage the symptoms of the illness.

 

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

“But if love is not the cure, it certainly can act as a very strong medicine.” — Kay Redfield Jamison.

 

Dr. Martha Castro, MD

 

Few Words to Describe Photographic Beauty … What Title would You Use And Which one is your Favorite One?

Using Few Words to describe each photograph and what it expresses to me. What does each photograph tells you? 

“I ILLUMINATE”

 

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“I AM CREATING MY OWN PATH”

 

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“LET ME HELP YOU, WE ARE BOTH WINNERS”

 

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“HARD BREAK UPS CAN BE MENDED FAST, EASILY AND

PAINLESSLY”

 

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One Day at a Time Original TV Series 1975 Phenomenal!

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I’ve been having a good time watching “One Day at a Time”. It has a great story about a mom -Ann Romano- who moved out on her own with her two teenage daughters: the rebellious Julie and the wisecracking Barbara. Ann Romano, fantastically played by Bonnie Franklin.

 

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I love the premise of the show: a divorcee mom with two daughters not being afraid of making it in the world alone, feeling free, hopeful, happy and strong.
I don’t know if you, reader, have watched this tv show, if you haven’t and you like to have a good time with your family, I recommend you see it.

 

Another thing I adore about this series is the theme song: 

 

 

One Day at a Time premiered on December 16, 1975 and ended in 1984; 9 seasons. It was best known as a staple of the CBS Sunday-night lineup, along with Archie Bunker’s Place, Alice and The Jeffersons.

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Ann frequently struggles with maintaining her role as mother while affording her daughters the freedom she never had as a young woman. David Kane, Ann’s divorce lawyer and neighbor, takes a romantic interest in her, but she isn’t ready to remarry. Dwayne Schneider, the building’s quirky superintendent (most often referred to only by his last name), provides usually-unwanted advice to the tenants.

 

Movie of the Day: “Fathers and Daughters” Get Your Tissues Handy!

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FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS

 

I love watching movies. Drama, love, comedy, science fiction, terror, horror, fantasy, suspense, action and other genre. The only ones that I do not like are

 

1. the ones where they show sexual violence against women or children.

 

2. lots of gun shootings in movies…tsk, tsk, nope…they bore me.

 

Other than those mentioned above…welcome movies!

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If you, like me, love movies and you haven’t watched this one, be careful because there are some spoilers. So, STOP READING RIGHT NOW!

 

Today’s movie is about a father (Russell Crowe) who loves his daughter (Amanda Seyfried) and fights for her until the end of his life, which was tragic to say the least, and sad.

 

One of the best pictures I have seen in a long-time. Russell Crowe gives a powerful performance as the writer whose mental illness is brought on by the car crash that killed his wife while they were arguing and he was driving.

 

This is a wonderful story of interpersonal relations and the ability to help others but not themselves as shown by his adult daughter.

 

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The idea of flashbacks works wonderfully here as we see how this tragedy affected their lives as well as their brother-in-law and sister-in-law who would sue for custody of their niece only until revelations came out about the former.

 

I haven’t seen Crowe this good in years. He is rather subdued while being objected to mental illness. As a social worker-aspiring psychologist, Seyfried can help others but has difficulty in her own relationships which almost destroys her.

 

Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried in Fathers and Daughters, great performance!

 

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Language Beauty Malala 1 Powerful Woman

language beauty

 

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Language beauty, the way we speak, express ourselves…

 

“If you speak three, four or more languages, you start seeing the world from a dissimilar perspective: we are all one, we just express our feelings and our culture in a divergent way”—Dr. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD

 

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“To have another language is to possess a second soul”. Charlemagne. 

 

“A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language”— Gaston Bachelard.

 

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Breathtaking Photos of My Flowers in Spring-Summer and 1 Poem of Mine

NATURE FEELINGS

Flowers are blooming in my yard,

some in their petals display the colors of my heart,

some others show off the colors that dance in my mind,

making my thoughts rapidly untwined.

And the longed for serenity comes,

invading my being with sweet kindness,

to the peace of the earth I succumb.

Oh nature, with my flowers nothing is lifeless!

 

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PHOTOS

 

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I Love Grey’s Anatomy Show but I Notice Various Funny Medical Mistakes – Part 1

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While Grey’s Anatomy is still one of the best medical dramas in history, there have been many instances of medical and surgical errors and mistakes that cannot be overlooked, at least not by me nor any medical health provider.

Other mistakes, however, are so blatant that it is impossible to look away.

 

And while I am totally in love with the characters and their lives, I can’t help but notice there are some serious but hilarious medical errors in the show.

 

Nothing that regular folks would notice, but for diehard medical doctor fans like me, these plot holes and continuity mistakes can be, well…funny and annoying at the same time 😉 After all, what fan doesn’t take pride in noticing things that nobody else does?

 

GREY’S ANATOMY MEDICAL MISTAKES

 

A. When doing surgery it is extremely important NOT TO WEAR any jewelry of any kind. And you can see the female surgeons in this TV show operating with their earrings on!!!! 😬😨 This is a constant error throughout the seasons. I wonder why the medical advisors of the GA failed on this issue.

 

B. In order to ensure the most sanitary environment possible prior to beginning surgery,  surgeons have to “scrub in” before they enter the operating room.

 

Surgical scrubbing is the removal of the germs and bacteria as possible from the bare hands and arms. After scrubbing, doctors should keep both hands above waist and below neckline.

Surgeons should keep them in view at all times. Scrubbed hands and arms are considered contaminated once they fall below waist level. On the other hand, surgical gowning and gloving provide a barrier between the patient and healthcare provider.

After that, only sterile clothing and sterile body areas of the patient can be touched. 

In some episodes some doctors cross their arms after scrubbing. This is a direct medical NO-NO-NO, as the hands would now be contaminated.

I also notice that Dr. Bailey makes sterilization mistakes: in several episodes she ties her own sterile gown right before starting surgery. She touches others surgeons gowns with her sterile gloves.

 

C. Now, this storyline alone is pretty hard to believe, but let’s say anything is possible in TV land: Derek tells Meredith to do an MRI on a female patient with a fork in her neck. Ferromagnetic metals aren’t allowed inside the MRI, due to its magnetism. A fork is a stainless-steel item, and iron is its main component. Iron is ferromagnetic.

So, an MRI is magnetic, very expensive test and non-necessary. A regular x-ray would have sufficed.

 

D. This is hilarious and totally unnecessary: some doctors enter the scrubbing room from the gray area with the hands up! hahahaha, no need to do this, since the hands aren’t sterile yet because they haven’t been scrubbed. Oh jeez, when I watched this I had a good laugh!

 

E. Another terrible medical mistake in Grey’s Anatomy; the nails of the patients. Patients who are going to be operated on have to have their nails free of nail polish. If the patient’s oxygen levels do drop, the fingernails would turn blue; signaling it to the surgeon, anesthesiologist and surgical nurses that there is a serious problem. But this would be hidden by the nail polish.

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Caturday Presents: 10 Cats with Awesome Body Markings!

Here you’ll find a group of cats who decided to spice things up a bit in the world of cat fur patterns.

Some of the little guys you’ll meet below were born with awesome symbols in their fur that allow them to wear their hearts on their sleeves.

Others among them seem to be less enthused with their unique markings, which make them appear to be wearing full-time funny faces or doing a permanent impression of a historical figure. Regardless, these little guys and their awesome fur are sure to put a smile on your face!

 

Hamilton The Fancy Cat with a Mustache! 

 

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Just Because … I Am Blonde – and an Awesome 7 Grade Girl Poem!

Blond or Blonde … Just Because …

 

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Is ‘Blonde’ Sexist?

 

Some people think it is sexist to use blonde to refer to women, but the AP stylebook currently says to maintain the distinction between the two gendered forms of the word if you use it, and The Chicago Manual of Style also seems to uphold the difference. It doesn’t say so explicitly, but it uses the E-form for women in some example sentences.

 

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Just Because I Am Blond

 

just because I am blond 
I’m not a dumb blond
I’m not clueless 
I’m not unprofessional 

just because I am blond
I’m not lonely
I’m not shy
I’m not spoiled 

just because I am blond 
I’m not a nerd 
I’m not perfect
I’m not a source for a joke 
just because I am blond… look at me differently 

by Sarah

 

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Open Heart Surgery Art of Medicine Watch 1 Short Breathtaking Video

heart surgery

 

During heart surgery, a highly trained group works as a team.

  • The cardiovascular surgeon heads up the surgery team and performs the key parts of the surgery.

  • The assisting surgeons follow the direction of the cardiovascular surgeon.

  • The cardiovascular anesthesiologist gives you the medicines that make you sleep during the surgery (called anesthesia) and monitors the ventilator, which breathes for you during surgery.

  • The perfusion technologists run the heart-lung machine.

  • The cardiovascular nurses are specially trained to assist in heart surgery.

 

 

Coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG), introduced in the 1960s, remains the standard revascularization treatment for complex coronary disease.1 The left internal thoracic artery, with its excellent patency when used as a graft, is the conduit of choice for anastomosis to the left anterior descending coronary artery.

 

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“In some ways, what I do is as much art as it is science,” said Dr. Kirshbom. “Some hearts are missing parts or are put together the wrong way. That’s where the art comes in. Many of our operations require literal rebuilding of cardiac and vascular structures. As one of my colleagues says, each child is a custom job.”

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