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  1. Bipolar Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Mood swings. We all have them once in a while. Sometimes we’re happy and excited about the world around us. Other times we’re sad and the world around us seems overwhelming or dull. We can even experience ...

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  2. Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Aboriginal people

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      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 periods of normal mood in be ...

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  3. Bipolar Disorder: Effects on the family

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder, a brain disorder characterized by extreme swings in moods, is a puzzling illness that not only affects the individual but their family and frie ...

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  4. Bipolar Disorder: Electroconvulsive Therapy

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) was first developed in the 1930s and is most commonly used to treat people with severe depression who do not respond to medicatio ...

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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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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar Disorder: Myths and Facts Myth: Bipolar disorder is a single identifiable disorder Fact: Bipolar disorder is a diagnostic category describing a class of ...

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  7. Bipolar Disorder: Preventing Risky Behaviours

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    English PDF | Other Languages | 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? ...

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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 causes it?

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that results in extreme changes of mood, energy and effects one’s ability to function. Although research has greatly increas ...

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  10. Bipolar Disorder: What does it feel like?

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      English PDF |  Other Languages | More Info Sheets Author: Mood Disorders Association of BC   Bipolar disorder is an illness that produces dramatic swings in mood (amongst other symptoms). A person with bipolar disorder will alternate between periods of ...

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