Star Wars’ favorite Carrie Fischer and legendary painter Vincent van Gogh are known to have suffered from bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes of mania and depression. This results in unusual shift in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. This is different from schizophrenia, where patients may hallucinate.
According to the WHO, cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of death. This is especially true in developed countries where there is a higher life expectancy. Even though infection is the main cause of death in developing countries, cardiovascular disease cases are rising as the life expectancy in developing countries also increase.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in elderly males in USA and Europe. It will become a major health concern, in developing countries like Indonesia with the proportion of elderly men in the general population is increasing. During the last decade, the 5-year relative survival percentages for prostate cancer steadily increased from 73.4% in 1999-2001 to 83.4% in 2005-200