Nervous System Disorders

Chemical Imbalance

Who:

Demi Lovato has bipolar disorder, a mental illness that is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain.
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What:

Chemical imbalance may cause mental illnesses like bipolar disorder. It is where there is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, causing people to have certain mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and depression.

Where:

Chemical imbalance happens in neurotransmitters in the brain, affecting different parts of the brain and causing different mental disorders depending on which parts of the brain it affects.

When:

This depends on the person and the parts of the brain the chemical balances affect.

Why:

Mental illnesses caused by chemical imbalance such as bipolar disorder are genetic. If your mother and/or father had a mental disorder caused by chemical imbalance, then you are at higher risk for it. Also if you have an identical twin who has it then you may also have it.

Treatment:

Medications are used as treatment for chemical imbalance. Depending on the disorder caused by it you would have to get different medications. It is important to find a good psychiatrist to help you get the right medications to treat chemical imbalance. If you feel like you need one, then it may also be a good idea to get a therapist.

Chemical imbalance is something that affects people for there whole lives. There are ways to treat it that will keep it from harming a person who has it and/or ruling that person's life, but there is no way to get rid of it.

Fact:

An interesting fact about chemical imbalance is that sometimes it can be worse for a person who has it when s/he is stressed.

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