PSYB32H3 Lecture 6: PSYB32 Lecture 6 Notes

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N nancy: after turned 18 was depressed. S insomnia (could not sleep no matter what) S intense phobia of darkness: after 2 weeks of not having sleep, had suicidal thoughts, then 2 weeks later, the thoughts turned into a biological need, took 60 sleeping pills. S woke up next morning and entire body was paralyzed: not able to control everything in her mind. S devoid of human feelings: anti-depressants began to have side effects, jumped off a balcony and paralyzed from waist down, in sunnybrook hospital, had to take 20 pills everyday. S after a week, started to sleep again. S suicidal thoughts were reduced by a dramatic extent: took more than a year to regain sanity, in 2003 diagnosed with bipolar disorder (wrong diagnosis for, every mental illness can be classified into neurosis or psychosis depression) N can tell that they are sick by behaviour: bipolar disorder. S biochemicals were not balanced (triggered suicidal thoughts)

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