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  1. Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It's made up of two parts: mania (high mood) and depression (low mood). ...

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  2. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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    PDF Version   Download PDF | More Fact Sheets Bipolar disorder is an illness in which people have mood swings that are out of proportion to what is going on in their lives. You experience emotional highs (called mania) and lows (called depression), with p ...

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  3. Bipolar Disorder: Effects on the family

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder characterized by extreme changes in moods. It is an illness that not only affects the individual but their family and friends as well. Liv ...

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  4. Bipolar Disorder: Electro convulsive therapy (ECT)

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) is sometimes used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. This fact sheet will help you to learn more about this type of treatment. ECT was firs ...

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  5. Bipolar Disorder: Medications

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorde​r is a long-term illness that most often require management throughout a person’s life. Medication is the primary form of treatment to help contr ...

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  6. Bipolar Disorder: Myths and facts

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Myth: Bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed as easily as physical illness. Fact: Bipolar disorder can be diagnosed similarly to physical illnesses. While there are no physical ...

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  7. Bipolar Disorder: Preventing risky behaviours

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   "I am afraid that I will do something I will regret when I am manic. Are there strategies that have helped other people avoid negative things from happening?" Your m ...

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  8. Bipolar Disorder: Types

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    Bipolar disorder is a class of mood disorders that is marked by dramatic changes in mood, energy and behaviour. The key characteristic is that people with bipolar disorder alternate between episodes of mania (extreme elevated mood) and depression (extreme ...

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  9. Bipolar Disorder: What can I do to prevent future manic episodes?

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder can be a challenging illness to manage. One way you can help to stay healthy is to learn more about when your symptoms tend to develop and what this looks lik ...

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  10. Bipolar Disorder: What causes bipolar disorder?

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that results in extreme changes of mood, energy and ability to function. Although research has improved our understanding of why someone m ...

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