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Winning the Battle against Obesity as a Bipolar

  • 26 January 2016
  • Petra_1

A few days ago, I read a report listed on 'Nature' journal that discussed the effects that some antipsychotic drugs like Clozapine and Zyprexa had on mice. These drugs caused an overproduction of an enzyme in their brains which is responsible for increasing appetite. Just when you think you have almost won the battle against Bipolar Disorder, you realize that you have been fooling yourself all along and suffer a massive setback.

I know what medical non-compliance means. I had lived about three years without the prescribed drugs and medicines when I was in college. I remember how I had spiraled out of control and ran home to my parents seeking their help desperately. I remember what it was like when I did not take those medicines, and I am glad that I decided to get back on track.

What Factors Cause Weight Gain in Bipolar Patients?

  • 26 January 2016
  • Petra_1

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has reported that about two-thirds of the American population (61% of all women and 70% of all men) is overweight. About one third of that population is obese. This news does not come as a surprise, considering the really poor health choices people have been making in an age that is dominated by chains of popular junk food restaurants and diners. However, when it comes to the topic of Bipolar Disorder and Obesity, the situation is not so easily understood.

How Bipolar Patients Can Cope with Obesity

  • 18 January 2016
  • Petra_1

We all know the statistics by now. About half of the population in the US suffering from bipolar disorder is overweight and even obese. The rate of death from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other medical complications is significantly higher for bipolar patients than for avarage folks because bipolars usually carry a lot of extra weight. This issue is quite a dire one, and unfortunately not enough research has been done to find a solution.

Bipolar Pharmacotherapy and Weight Gain: Studies and Statistics

  • 18 January 2016
  • Petra_1

The U.S. is grappling with a serious health problem due to its increasingly overweight and obese population. Nearly 100 million adults are either overweight (BMI of at least 25) or obese (BMI of at least 30). The list of chronic illnesses linked to carrying the excess body weight is quite extensive, and it includes illnesses like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancer, heart disease, and even dyslipidemia.

From Overweight and Bipolar To Healthy, Sexy And Cute

  • 14 January 2016
  • Petra_1

Once overweight, Charles Schmidt Jr. (known also as 'Chuck'), used to think that he knew all the answers in life. He was an overweight child and very self-conscious of how other people perceived of him. Luckily, some years later he met Arnold Kauffman, the founder of Arnold's Way, and he literally changed his whole life. Now, he lives a positive and healthy life.

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