OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary?

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Manic depression share a genetic component.

Research and studies indicate that bipolar disorder also known as manic depression share a genetic component. The disorder has a higher risk of being diagnosed in an individual if the disorder is/was prevalent in the individual’s family members. However, the mental illness is mainly triggered and shows an onset post a stressful life event. The causes of bipolar disorder to a large extent is still unknown, there are a variety of factors that play a huge role for the development of the illness which includes genetics, chemical imbalances in the brain and environmental factors.

  • Genetics

Bipolar disorder is at large inherited. Genetic factors accounts for approximately 80% of the time the cause of the illness. If a parent has the disorder, there is a 10% chance that their child would develop the illness and if both the parents have bipolar there is a 40% chance of the child developing bipolar disorder. However, just because you have the gene or the likelihood of developing the disorder there is a possibility that you may not develop the illness as factors such as stressors do come into play.

  • Chemical imbalances in the brain

Chemicals in the brain are responsible for controlling functions in the brain. The onset of bipolar disorder shows a strong connection to chemical imbalances in the brain. A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities in the serotonin chemistry cause mood swings. Other chemicals such as noradrenaline and dopamine are also accounted for the same. Evidence show that high levels of noradrenaline could cause episodes of mania and when nor adrenaline levels get too low they cause episodes of depression.

  • Environmental factors

Stressful life events won’t lead to bipolar disorder but along with genetic factors it would cause the development of the disorder. Hence it is essential for individual diagnosed with bipolar disorder to find ways to manage and reduce the stress in their lives. Stressors in life could range from turmoil within a relationship, sexual, physical or emotional abuse, death of a loved one, sleep disturbances, physical illness, stressors in life relating to work, family, money, etc.

By seeking professional mental health care one can learn to manage the stressors as well as the bipolar disorder. Medications, psychotherapy, adoption of healthier ways of living like eating health, sleeping for the required hours, practicing stress management techniques and avoiding drugs and alcohol can help you manage the intensity of your symptoms and reducing the occurrence of your disorder. For treatment of the bipolar disorder, reach out now on +919611194949.

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