Received Jun 14; Accepted Nov 7. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Associated Data Data is not available publically as participant consent for this was not obtained. Abstract Background Menopause can be a time of change for women and may be marked by disturbances in mood. For women living with a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, little is known about how they experience mood changes during menopause. This study aimed to explore how women with bipolar disorder constructed mood changes during menopause and how this impacted on treatment decisions.
The plant contains a central nervous approach stimulant called cathinone. Khat chewing is tied to social and cultural traditions dating back thousands of years, above all in North-Eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, where the plant is broadly cultivated. Twenty million people worldwide abuse khat. While it has traditionally been a custom associated with older Muslim men, khat's use has expanded en route for include women and younger people. Cathinone is a Schedule I Controlled Basis. Khat is illegal in the Amalgamate States and Canada, but is above-board in many other parts of the world, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, after that Kenya, where is it commonly seen as a food rather than a drug much the way that auburn is viewed in the United States. Also Known As: Qat, Kat, Chinwag, Miraa, and Quaadka Drug Class: Compost khat has a stimulant effect after chewed that is similar to the leaves of the coca plant, which is used for making cocaine Coarse Side Effects: Increased respiration, elevated blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, and dilated pupils; regular use can cause tooth corrode, gum disease, ulcers, and constipation How to Recognize Khat Khat leaves are usually green or green-brown.