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  1. 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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  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. Coming Into Your Own Skin

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    A bipolar take on body image and shame Meegan Simpson-Cooke, BSW Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 21 As a child, a family friend once compared my size favourably to that of her daughter: How come you’re so t ...

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  4. Learning to Swim When My Daughter is Drowning

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    Gail Windsor Reprinted from "Families" issue of Visions Journal, 2013, 8 (3), pp. 14-16 Things came to a head on Mother’s Day 2008, when my 19-year-old daughter Tracy wouldn’t reply when I spoke to her. Her behaviour had been uncharacteristicall ...

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  5. Mood and Psychosis

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    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   If you have depression or bipolar disorder and are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is important to tell your doctor about them. Hearing voices and seeing things that others do ...

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  6. What is cyclothymic disorder?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental h ...

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  7. What does rapid cycling mean?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental h ...

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