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”
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!
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.