Team Leaders
Team Stream
Filter Stream:
Go

Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
2,211,485
Total Fitness Minutes:
1,826,170
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
16,632
Apr 2014 Minutes:
15,508
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team5018forum


  Team Forum
Money Matters for Women

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Looks like a schizophrenic or bipolar episode . . 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


TWOTIMESS
TWOTIMESS's Photo Posts: 15,190
7/12/10 7:27 A

TWOTIMESS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow, that was powerful! I wonder if doctors can test existing psychotic patients (in mental institutions) for the antibody. What will the outcome be?

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.


CAROLFAITHWALKR
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo Posts: 15,238
4/2/10 4:04 P

CAROLFAITHWALKR's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Please pass this on to anyone you know who has a female family member with psychiatric issues, as well as to all health professionals you know, to get the word out. They can simply test for the antibody in the blood.
emoticon
Carol


"It looked very much like the beginnings of a schizophrenic or bipolar episode," said Christopher Kobet, a fourth-year neurology resident at University Hospital who helped pinpoint Echols' problem.

But the real culprit wasn't in her head: It was a tiny tumor on her left ovary.

The tumor was a teratoma, a freakish, but not uncommon, conglomeration of basic cells growing out of control. Some teratomas, if they're big enough, even contain eyeballs or tiny feet.

The tumor was so small - less than a centimeter - that it wasn't visible on CT scans, said Ed Richards, the director of gynecologic oncology and advanced pelvic surgery at University. But they knew it had to be there.

The implications of not making the right diagnosis are frightening.

"How many women, as recently as the 1950s and 1960s, were institutionalized with this because people thought they were schizophrenic?" Richards asked.

Echols was released on Dec. 23. She's waiting to find out when she'll be cleared to return to driving and to go back to work. And she's working to raise awareness of what made her so ill.

But, having seen video that doctors took of her while she was psychotic, she worries about other people who might have the disorder and not know it.
news.cincinnati.com/article/20100331/NEWS0
1/4010346/She+had++monster+tumor+


Vid
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcd8_1CooZ8



 current weight: 305.0 
 
316
272.75
229.5
186.25
143


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Money Matters for Women General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5018x33157930

Review our Community Guidelines