The heart's electrical system produces signals (impulses) that control the timing of the heartbeats. During an EP study, heart doctors (cardiologists) can create a very detailed map of how these signals move between each heartbeat.
The heart doctor inserts plastic tubes similar to large IVs (sheaths) into a blood vessel. The catheters are guided through the sheaths up to the heart, often using moving X-ray images as a guide. Sensors on the tips of the catheters send electrical signals to the heart and record the heart's electrical activity.
Your outcome depends on the cause of the disorder. Although hypersomnia is not life-threatening, it can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. It can cause you to lose your ability to function around your family, in social situations, at work or in other settings. It can cause vehicle accidents if you fall asleep while driving. Medications and lifestyle changes can help improve some symptoms in some people with hypersomnia. Other people may not achieve full relief.
While most of our focus lately has been on what's going on with Ncuti Gatwa's Doctor and Millie Gibson's Ruby Sunday, showrunner Russell T. Davies is making sure Doctor Who fans aren't forgetting about next November's 60th Anniversary special episodes. Along with Gatwa, the event (directed by Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley & Chanya Button) stars David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Yasmin Finney (Rose), Neil Patrick Harris, and more. And now, based on a mini-teaser featuring Harris that was released earlier today, it appears fans will be getting either a teaser or trailer (maybe something else?) on Christmas day.
"Millie just is the companion. She is full of talent & strength; she has a cheeky sparkle in her eye and is sharp as a razor. From the moment she walked into the room, she captured all of our attention with her effervescence and then solidified that attention with the sheer torque of her talent. This adventure is going to be so wild and so fun; I cannot WAIT to sail the universe with Millie!" Gatwa added. "It's the great honour of my job to find the next generation of talent, and Millie shines like a star already. She's brilliant, dynamic, clever and a wonderful actor. As a 'Coronation Street' fan, I've seen Millie survive chases, guns and sieges, but that's nothing compared to what lies ahead for Ruby Sunday," Davies shared.
This weekend has been a pretty good one for fans of Doctor Who, what with showrunner Russell T. Davies & the BBC rolling out official looks at Ncuti Gatwa's Doctor and Millie Gibson's Ruby Sunday in full-on character wardrobe mode. But that wasn't all, because the BBC Media Centre confirmed that Gatwa & Gibson would be taking over the TARDIS full-time in their first episode, set to be released during the 2023 festive period. A day later, Gatwa has taken to Instagram to share some personal thoughts and visuals (images & video) to offer fans a better sense of what the past day or so has been like for him.
Last weekend has been a pretty good one for fans of Doctor Who, what with Davies & the BBC rolling out official looks at Gatwa's Doctor and Gibson's Ruby Sunday in full-on character wardrobe mode. But that wasn't all, because the BBC Media Centre confirmed that Gatwa & Gibson would be taking over the TARDIS full-time in their first episode, set to be released during the 2023 festive period. A day later, Gatwa has taken to Instagram to share some personal thoughts and visuals (images & video) to offer fans a better sense of what the past day or so has been like for him.
Observation services are hospital outpatient services you get while your doctor decides whether to admit you as an inpatient or discharge you. You can get observation services in the emergency department or another area of the hospital.
No worries, my introverted friend! Over the past 15 or so years, the folks over at Big Finish Productions have amassed a massive collection of official licensed Doctor Who audio plays featuring Doctors One through Eight, featuring voice work from the surviving original cast members. Much like the TV show there are some audio episodes better than others, but there are quite a few audio season (namely those featuring the Fifth and Sixth doctors) that are better than the original TV shows. Throw in your ear buds and dig the downloads on the solo tip.
Sometimes people experience both manic and depressive symptoms in the same episode, and this is called an episode with mixed features. People experiencing an episode with mixed features may feel very sad, empty, or hopeless while at the same time feeling extremely energized.
A person may have bipolar disorder even if their symptoms are less extreme. For example, some people with bipolar II disorder experience hypomania, a less severe form of mania. During a hypomanic episode, a person may feel very good, be able to get things done, and keep up with day-to-day life. The person may not feel that anything is wrong, but family and friends may recognize the changes in mood or activity levels as possible bipolar disorder. Without proper treatment, people with hypomania can develop severe mania or depression.
Proper diagnosis and treatment can help people with bipolar disorder lead healthy and active lives. Talking with a doctor or other licensed health care provider is the first step. The health care provider can complete a physical exam and order necessary medical tests to rule out other conditions. The health care provider may then conduct a mental health evaluation or provide a referral to a trained mental health care provider, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker who has experience in diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness. Episodes of mania and depression typically come back over time. Between episodes, many people with bipolar disorder are free of mood changes, but some people may have lingering symptoms. Long-term, continuous treatment can help people manage these symptoms.
The most common types of medications that doctors prescribe include mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics. Mood stabilizers such as lithium or valproate can help prevent mood episodes or reduce their severity. Lithium also can decrease the risk of suicide. Medications that target sleep or anxiety are sometimes added to mood stabilizers as part of a treatment plan.
While bipolar depression is often treated with antidepressant medication, a mood stabilizer must be taken as well, as an antidepressant alone can trigger a manic episode or rapid cycling in a person with bipolar disorder. Because people with bipolar disorder are more likely to seek help when they are depressed than when they are experiencing mania or hypomania, taking a careful medical history is essential to ensure that bipolar disorder is not mistaken for depression.
Treatment may also include newer therapies designed specifically for the treatment of bipolar disorder, including interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) and family-focused therapy. Determining whether intensive psychotherapeutic intervention at the earliest stages of bipolar disorder can prevent or limit its full-blown onset is an important area of ongoing research.
But when he woke up at 2:00 in the morning, he simply couldn't breathe. His throat was so inflamed, he couldn't get air in. And, of course, Martha, his wife, was very concerned. And so she sent out for his aide-de-camp, Colonel Tobias Lear, who then sent out for some doctors and a bloodletter.
This 17th century mansion in Newport, Tredegar House has been a stalwart of modern-day Doctor Who, appearing in multiple episodes. The red-brick stately pile, set within 90 acres of grounds and originally home to local landowners, was particularly popular with David Tennant-era series, appearing in both The Christmas Invasion and The Girl in the Fireplace.
The historic Chepstow Castle has kept watch over the River Wye since the Norman Conquest, built in 1067 by associates of William the Conqueror. The castle was later a seat of medieval and Tudor power before finding a new role, providing the backdrop to scenes in Doctor Who episodes such as The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People, both from the Matt Smith era of the show, plus the 50th-anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.
The open-air museum, located just outside Cardiff, tells the story of Welsh life through history. That made it the perfect location for filming the episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood, which takes David Tennant back to eve of World War I. St Fagans National Museum of History stands in the grounds of 16th century St Fagans Castle.
Keep in mind that the term "mood stabilizer" can be misleading. If you take one, your mood can still change during the day. These medicines treat full episodes of mania or depression that last for several days or weeks at a time.
Be sure to talk to your pharmacist or doctor about the best time of day to take your bipolar medications. Some are best if you take them in the morning or at bedtime and others with meals or after meals.
Many side effects will go away after a few weeks of treatment. If you still feel bad after that, see your doctor. Don't assume you have to just live with the side effects. Your doctor may be able to change your dose, give you another medicine to control the side effects, or try a different medication altogether.
When you're feeling good, you might decide that you want to stop taking your medication. But that's a bad idea unless your doctor agrees. Treatment only during mood episodes may not be enough to prevent symptoms from coming back. In most people, maintenance treatment between mood episodes makes mania and depression happen less often and makes them less severe. If you're feeling good now, that's likely because your medication is working. So stick with it. 2b1af7f3a8