Based in Kansas City, Kansas, Christie Mensch is a psychiatrist for the Wyandot Center, where she treats various mental-health disorders. Outside of her medical life, Christie Mensch enjoys traveling around Europe and cooking, often striving to replicate the taste and style of English cuisine.
Like all countries, England, as well as all of Great Britain, possesses a uniquely tasty combination of original dishes and food staples. Some of Great Britain’s tastiest and most beloved dishes include the following:
– Fish and chips: A popular treat throughout England, pieces of fish, such as cod and haddock, are breaded, deep fried, and then served alongside chips (fries) and tartar sauce.
– Yorkshire pudding: A savory pudding with an airy crust, Yorkshire pudding consists of batter and beef drippings.
– Scotch egg: A soft-boiled egg is wrapped in a layer of sausage, breaded, and then fried for a deliciously crispy texture.
– Beef Wellington: Savory and filling, a beef Wellington is made by stuffing mushrooms and a large piece of meat, usually a fillet, into a flaky pastry.
Dr. Christie Mensch practices in Kansas City at the Wyandot Center, where she provides mental health evaluations and treatment for adults in the area. Among the patients Dr. Christie Mensch has experience in treating are those who suffer from bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder exists in several forms, depending on the severity or characteristics of a person’s symptoms, but is characterized by marked changes in a person’s energy levels and mood over a period of time. A person might shift from having depressive episodes to having a manic or hypomanic period.
During a depressive episode, a person with bipolar disorder typically feels hopeless or sad and experiences a significant lack of energy. Sleeping changes, such as difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, frequently also accompany these periods.
On the other side of the spectrum is a manic period, in which the person seems feels “up” or wired, with very high levels of energy. He or she might sleep very little, talk quickly about many different topics, and have racing thoughts. Irritability and agitation may also accompany a manic episode, and the person may engage in dangerous or reckless behaviors, such as high-risk sex or overspending money.
Of course, the signs of bipolar disorder and the qualities of the different episodes vary between individuals. For instance, some people have a less severe “up” period, which mental health professionals refer to as “hypomanic” rather than “manic.” A psychiatrist can perform evaluation of an individual suspected of having bipolar disorder, and develop a plan of treatment.