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    Mary Ellen Guiney is 30 years of age. She has a biochemistry degree from the National University of Galway, Ireland where she also rowed at home and internationally and won the All Ireland Championships in a crew boat.
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    Bipolar

    Alot of individuals today are getting diagnosed as having bipolar which Mary Ellen’s late mother had. Doctors tend to think of the individual as being “high”, however alot of individuals classified as this are extremely intelligent, multi-disciplinary and are simply high on life as they tend to be quite positive individuals. 2015 was one of Mary Ellen’s best years of her life (even with the passing of her mother in 2014). She moved on with her own life on a positive scale and completed an Olympic Triathlon. The problem with bipolar is that episodes of euphoria exist followed by a crash which is accompanied with depression. Psychiatric drugs are aimed at balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, however often times this leads to further depression.  In alot of cases when drugs do not work, doctors administer electric shock therapy to the brain which is aimed at firing off synapses and neurons, however this can have long term damage to the brain. Exercise and good diet is by far superior at managing the illness.

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