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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Bipolar Disorder: What I can do to prevent future episodes?

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      English PDF | Other Languages | 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 ...

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  9. 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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  10. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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      English PDF | Other Languages | More Info Sheets You’re driving down the highway, the road is wet and cars keep racing past you, splashing water on to your windshield. Suddenly you lose control of the car and feel the car plummeting down an embankment. ...

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