Dec 02, 2015 1:35 AM GMT
May allow longer life, but the downside is cognitive dissonance.
mindgarden saidI deserve brownie points for making no comment whatsoever...
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidCODY4U saidPlease post a full link. I'm interested in learning more about the connection. I've also read the virus itself is thought to cause some neurological damage. Interesting read here:
That could possibly be a concern. At this point, I personally know a lot of HIV+ people varying from early twenties to people in their sixties and beyond. People taking their meds to sustain undetectable levels appear to be living healthy lives.
Personally, I have witnessed people with bipolarism to have some of the most severe cerebral degradation and cognitive decline. Autopsies performed on people with untreated bipolar disorder have brains that literally resemble Swiss cheese. The sheathing that covers the cerebral dendrites literally breaks down. So imagine the back of your entertainment center where all the loose wires of your tv, blu ray players, etc. are losing their protective coating and the electrical signals start to cross one another. That's basically bipolar disorder in a nutshell. Thankfully, strict adherence to medication can prevent this from happening.
I guess the worse case scenario would be to have untreated bipolar disorder and HIV. I had a (platonic) roommate like this years ago. He was extremely difficult to live with. I didn't last more than three months with him.