Category: W4 Reflection

Male Post-Partum Depression

Male post-partum depression is not commonly talked about in the American culture. Most people associate post- partum depression with women who have just given birth in the past year. Post-partum depression is when parents worry about their abilities to be…

Male Post- Partum Depression

I chose the illness, male post-partum depression because I honestly have never heard of it. I have always thought that only mothers suffered from it. This could be like Craig Mullins said; our culture discourages men from expressing their feeling…

RLS (restless leg syndrome)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition which makes a person suffering have a constant need to move their legs or an irritation in the legs that is only relived by using the legs by walking or getting up. RLS or…

Fibromyalgia

I decided to reflect on fibromyalgia for my post.  I had always heard of fibromyalgia through TV commercials advertising drugs to cure fibromyalgia, but I never knew what the syndrome was, or even that it was a “syndrome” instead of…

Bipolar Disorder

With mental disorders such as Bipolar, diagnosing can be very tough as physically the person may seem as normal as can be but it’s more within their head and between their ears where the problem lies. It is almost something…

Type 1 Diabetes

I believe that Type 1 Diabetes is commonly misunderstood in our culture. It is a condition in which our body doesn’t produce enough insulin to allow sugar to enter the cells for energy. Many people go through the day perfectly…

Fibromyalgia

I have chosen to reflect on the illness “fibromyalgia” and how our culture can influence this in a way that is negative when it comes to treatment. After reading the article that was written about a woman who is suffering…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is misunderstood here in our culture. This syndrome is one in which there is pain all over the body, morning stiffness, flu-like symptoms, itchy skin, etc. It is hard to describe this disease to…

Restless Leg Syndrome

The misunderstood illness I chose was Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) which is an illness in which someone experiences feelings of pain or discomfort (mainly in the legs) that prevents them from being able to relax or sit still. I picked…

Male Post-Partum Depression

Male Post-Partum Depression   I chose to reflect on male post-partum depression because whenever I had learned about this illness in the past, it has always dealt with mothers suffering from it, never fathers. Therefore, I can understand why this…