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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Body Image & Self-Esteem

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    PDF Version Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  10. Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Body image and self-esteem start in the mind, not in the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth. Healthy body image and self-esteem are a big p ...

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