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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 intellignet, multi-disciplinary and are simply high on life as they tend to be quite positive individuals and happy all of the time. 2015 was one of Mary Ellen’s best years of her life (even with the passing of her mother in 2014). She took her mother’s advice and decided to move on with her own life on a positive scale as this is what her mother would have wanted. She pursued her nutrition masters, worked in the family business and trained 2 hours a day for her first triathlon. Mary Ellen maintained a very positive attitude throughout this time, unfortunately the doctors deemed her as being high and again administered new drugs. The drugs have a lethargic effect but less of the nasty side effects that was experienced in 2012 and 2013. Alot of individuals are not happy to take medication and sometimes when the drugs don’t 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.

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