Behavioral Issues

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods are known as hypomanic episodes.

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Chronic Impulsivity

Nearly 1 million people in America are diagnosed with Chronic Impulsivity. Chronic Impulsivity is a lack of control. People have trouble controlling their emotions as well as their behaviors. They do things on impulse without considering the consequences. Most of their behaviors are totally irrational. Chronic Impulsivity is a mental disorder that can be caused by some other mental disorders. The symptoms of the disorder are lengthy. The causes are associated with other diseases and disorders. For most mental illnesses, there is no cure; this is also the case with chronic impulsivity. Although there is no cure, treatment is available.

Most of us tend to lack self-control in many areas of our life. There are times when we eat too much, or maybe spend too much. It typically happens to all of us. When these behaviors become habits, then there is a problem. This disorder is a severe lack of control. A person with the disorder cannot even stop themselves from behaving the way they do without intervention. Some common behaviors of a person with chronic impulsivity are binge eating, impulse spending, and aggressive behavior.

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Chronic Pain

Just about everyone feels pain from time to time. When you cut your finger or pull a muscle, pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Once the injury heals, you stop hurting.

Chronic pain is different. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more.

Chronic pain can have real effects on your day-to-day life and your mental health. But you and your doctor can work together to treat it.

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