Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, causes unusual and excessive changes in the mood. The ups and downs experienced by everyone are more intense in bipolar patients. The level of energy and skills may be affected by these changes. Bipolar disorder is considered to be in association with the chemical changes occurring in the brain, and it requires a long-term treatment.
Depression is a compulsive and highly repetitive disorder that decreases functionality. Not the only the patients but also their relative face similar problems, such as disappointment, exhaustion, despair, etc. The pessimism of the patient is thought to be reflected on his/her relatives too.
Despite the fact that giving care to psychiatric patients have positive effects such as personal satisfaction, ability to cope with challenges and consolidation of family ties, it also causes stress and burden on the patient’s relatives.
Postnatal depression is also known as “puerperal syndrome” or “postpartum syndrome”.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder. The patient has an extremely deteriorated perception of body (e.g. Seeing oneself fat). Apprehensions on the body appearance, or pathological fears concerning getting fat cause a poor diet. Thus, the patient would have the 85% of the weight she/he needs to have, or even less.
Bulimia Nervosa is a life-threatening, serious eating disorder. It is defined by overeating, repetition of compensatory behavior, and excessive feat of gaining weight. The most observed repetitive behavior is self-induced vomiting, preventing the patient from gaining weight.
We are living in an epoch, which is a product of the sharpest transformations of the history of civilizations, and under the social conditions it determines.