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. Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in life, by then I had seen a life which very few people have experienced that include globe-trotting, affiliation with power circles and pinnacle of luxury. I was highly successful in business and was blessed with money and full of joy. It all began in the year 2004 by losing money, assets, friends, relatives, business and contacts. I was descending faster than one can imagine. I was jobless and gradually I accepted that no one treats me the way as they used. I found it difficult to live without any source of income, I have had exhausted all my savings around 2006 and began to sell my properties which also included my home. I lived with the money which I gathered through sales of my assets. I could not sustain for long and then with great difficulty I found a job which too did not last more than 18 months. I had entered into the political system (to which I had access during my shiny patch) and had contested two major elections (parliamentary and legislative assembly) as nominee of one of the largest political parties in India and lost. The experience rendered an access to power coteries, even with which I could not continue beyond 6 years. After having exhausted all means, today I work as a sports facility manager at an isolated location as an administrator for a salary which is equivalent to my monthly phone bill 20 years ago. I am cut-off from all my contacts, relatives, friends except my immediate family. Some information which may be vital in your assessment: I have quit non-vegetarian diet 20 years ago, I am very concerned about animal welfare – especially the stray and uncared. I cannot tolerate loud music and noise. I do not watch television. I would like mention that in 2011 I did not take medication for Bipolar disorder. I had discontinued the same within 3 days as that made me sleepy for the whole day. I do not see any hope to recover as nothing seems to work in my favor, in any minutest way. Today I have nothing with me, home or any asset. The present work does not give me to save even a penny, I see no meaning to stick to it and have been considering the option to seek isolation in ashrams or spiritual centers in the hills. I am really clueless as to what I should be doing next. I would like to know whether the diagnosis was right and do I need medical help? If so, can I expect some changes and hope to live again? I will appreciate some advice and help. Thank you.
There are certain aspects of our lives, which we may feel are not upto the mark and you might want to change them. For example, consider a situation that you suffer from dwarfism and people mock you about your height. You may wish that you were taller so that you are not ridiculed anymore. You may feel physically inadequate and stay depressed quite frequently.
No matter what the odds are, you should be able to find a support system somewhere, be it in your friends, family or within yourself. There are a number of methods which you may find useful in dealing with these kinds of situations.
- Mediation: Meditation may help in focusing your mind and keeping your mind free from negative thoughts. It helps in improving your concentration and broadens your mind. It may also help in seeing situations in a different manner and in a different light thus, helps you overcome difficult episodes in life.
- See things from a different vantage point:Usually we see things from one single standpoint and perceive them in a single manner. It is advised to see the same thing through multiple viewpoints and multiple vantage points in order to get a broader understanding of the entire situation. This helps in making a more logical and balanced decision.
- Focus on the positives: Let’s understand with the help of a simple anecdote. One day a teacher gave a student a white piece of paper with a black dot at the center and asked the student what he thought of the paper. The student said that there was a black dot on the paper. Usually, most people tend to focus on the black dot and not the white space surrounding it. Similarly, in life, you should see the positives instead of concentrating only on the negative aspects. This will help you sail through a number of difficult stages.
- Build resilience: Being resilient is a very good quality to have, as it can help you overcome a lot of setbacks in life. Problems are a part of life as they might result from external circumstances which you will have no control over. Hence, it is always wise to accept the situation and move on in life.
How can I manage my anxiety and depression without using medication. I can't seem to get the energy to do anything. And it's effecting my life please help I also feel like i'm in a dream state all the time.
Hello I am currently a student of class 12 and I am suffering from depression (past 6 years) ,bipolar disorder,acute loneliness.Could someone please help me out?i have also been pursuing counselling for past 6 years bt i find no change.I don't know how long I can take it more. Please help me out!
Since 13 days her behaviour has changed, she talks in different languages and doesn't recognise people. She is under medication past 4 days.
I am big love failure, I got cheated from my boy friend on marriege and loves name. Every day I am fighting for my love and rights. Please suggest me accordingly.
My daughter in bipolar she is taking olzeanplus 20 mg with arifine 5 mg for the past 2 month. Now doctor advice to take altura 40 mg. After taking the take tablet for 15 days she is ok from depression. Bt now she is more annixety pinching, slapping too much enthuastic. My question is is the tablet is good .can we continue .pls give a answer.
Dr. I have one problem. My memory is very low I need increase my memory because I forget things after some time so Dr. Please suggested me?
From last 4 yrs, my stomach feel start anxious about something and it heads towards my heart and I feel like I can die at any moment because of heart attack or loss of breath. I always suffered back ache and neck ache. When I do certain exercises of breathing, I always feel breathlessness with shivering of hands and legs. When I rolled down my head exercise, I started feeling fainting and also fainting normally. I always fear of heights, snakes etc and when I heard a sound, my mind alerted me very fast and heartbeats started rapidly. Due to this, I also feel to commit suicide as no way of getting out of this. Excitement also leads me into rapid heartbeat. All the time, I feel tired and lonely. Also I feel difficulty in removing negativity and memory loss is quite regular. Is their any medication or some test or any special concern. Kindly help me out.
Sir some of my nerves of brains are found weak in my MRI report. These nerves continuously creates a disturbance and feels like beating like heart beats. It make me uncomfortable while making concentration in studies and some time I feel everything blank. I want to know the reason behind this problem. Is it stress or depression that I had for a long time or anything else.
I am 22 years I whenever I go in front of other people I get nervous such as what people will say about me? What they will do? I want to know why these is happening to me? How to remove these fear permanently.
I am asking for my mother. Actually she has depression problem. Main issue is that she thinks she is alone. She don't want to go out. Just thinks tooo much. Recently we found she is suffering from thyroid level. Medication are going on. She is better than before. But my concern is she is not perfect as she thinks a lot. What to do any suggestions.
When it comes to the brain and IQ, is bigger better? Does size really matter? Is there really a connection between the size of your brain and intelligence? With the help of findings by neurologists and scientists, we seek to find out!
- Ailments and the brain: Scientists have found that children with autism have a brain that has grown in a disproportionate manner in the very first year of their life. This prevents the child from making connection in a normal manner. On the other hand, children and adolescents who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD show sign of having a much smaller brain size. Many scientists have shown that the size of the brain shrinks as we age and this does not have any visible effect on our cognitive abilities.
- It’s all relative: The size of the brain does not really have a bearing on the way a person’s cognition gets shaped. Even large mammals like elephants and whales are finally hunted and tamed by humans who have smaller brains in comparison. The brain is made up of billions of neurons, which need to function properly. It may be seen that scientists consider the brain mass in relation with the rest of the body so as to speculate about the cognitive abilities of the person. Why is this required? Large animals need a well functioning and proportionate brain size to control and run their organs with proper cognition for satisfactory results, which is what we humans seem to have done.
- Neanderthal brain: Historically, the earliest man or the Neanderthals are said to have had larger brains than we do. These people are believed to have brains that are at least 10% larger than the brains that we have in our modern times. The shape of their brain was different too. They were also heavily muscled people which had a bearing on the size and shape of the brain and bodies as well as the lean tissue within the brain. They also survived very successfully for a period of over 200,000 years, which obviously points to some form of elevated cognition, as per many scientists.
- Animals: While animals with small brains like lizards and reptiles do not perform too well on IQ tests, the animals with bigger brains like elephants and dolphins perform much better. But the medium sized brain of monkeys, lemurs and other animals are said to perform in the best manner. The correlation between the body size and the brain does not seem to hold good here, as per various researches.
So the verdict as per medical science and research stands divided! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.