Bipolar Disorder explained

28. July 2017 health 2

“Personal interaction with someone who has a psychiatric condition is one of the primary avenues for challenging social stigma—that is, the attitudes that other people have” (2017-July 27, Volume 10, Issue 30).

“Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, a leading researcher into stigma, has also found that disclosure can have powerful personal benefits. In a 2012 study, he and co-author Deepa Rao, PhD, linked “strategic disclosure” to a sense of personal empowerment, which combats the corrosive shame of self-stigma.” …continue to BP Hope & Harmony.

2 thoughts on “Bipolar Disorder explained”

  • 1
    Therapist on March 6, 2018 Reply

    The good news is that bipolar problems can be medically induced. Frankly, that’s good news for anyone being misdiagnosed. Find another doctor. A second opinion can make a big difference!

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    Season on July 29, 2017 Reply

    It generally takes specialists up to 10 years to pinpoint which type of bipolar disorder an individual may have. There are three types. There is also a distinction between borderline personality disorder and bipolar.

    Mental health is complex. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia years ago after a loony-doctor prescribed me with Mellaril (aka. thioridazine). Medical science is far from perfect today but it has improved exponentially. Frankly, I’ve learned to be my own psychologist. If I need a prescription, my doctor can decide what’s best. Furthermore, I do not have schizophrenia. My reaction to the antipsychotic drug made me weird.

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