× Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask a question
  
  
Top Posters
Since Sunday
25
10
9
6
w
3
M
3
C
2
l
2
2
s
2
2
New Topic  
ok117 ok117
wrote...
Posts: 388
Rep: 0 0
3 years ago
After educating a class on the etiology of bipolar disorders, a nursing instructor determines that the education was successful when the class describes the kindling theory as involving which of the following?
 
  A) A dysregulation in the circadian rhythm, leading to sleep disturbance
  B) A single gene or sequence of genes causing pathologic changes
  C) Exposure to repetitive subthreshold stressors at vulnerable times
  D) Wear and tear on the body from mood episodes leading to increased problems
Read 56 times
2 Replies
Replies
Answer verified by a subject expert
nyke50@yahoo.conyke50@yahoo.co
wrote...
Posts: 427
Rep: 3 0
3 years ago
Sign in or Sign up in seconds to unlock everything for free
Ans: C
The kindling theory posits that as genetically predisposed individuals experience repetitive, subthreshold stressors at vulnerable times, mood symptoms of increasing intensity and duration occur. Eventually, a full-blown depressive or manic episode erupts. Each episode leaves a trace and increases the person's vulnerability, or sensitizes the person, to have another episode with less stimulation. Chronobiologic theories suggest that circadian dysregulation underlies the sleepwake disturbances of bipolar disorder. Research related to genetic factors suggests that bipolar disorder is highly heritable, although no one gene or sequence of genes is responsible for the pathology of bipolar disorders. The allostatic load (or wear and tear on the body model) bipolar disorder is viewed as a disorder where the allostatic load increases as the number of mood episodes increases, leading to an increase in physical and mental health problems.
This verified answer contains over 130 words.
1

Related Topics

wrote...
A month ago
TY :)
New Topic      
Explore
Post your homework questions and get free online help from our incredible volunteers
  355 People Browsing
 757 Signed Up Today
Your Opinion
Which country would you like to visit for its food?
Votes: 62

Previous poll results: Where do you get your textbooks?
Related Images
 159
 164
 126