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  1. 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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  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. 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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  4. 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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