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Bipolar Disorder (Aust)

  • Bipolar Disorder DVD
  • Montage of the participants featured in this program.
$5.18 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

Bipolar Disorder, or manic depression, is an illness that affects brain function. It causes extreme moods in about 2% of the population. People with Bipolar Disorder can become high, over-excited and reckless, or imagine that they are more important than they are. They can also become very low, feeling helpless and depressed, with difficulty making decisions or concentrating.

Some experience mainly highs, others mainly lows, and some both. Some may be affected so much that they are unable to distinguish reality. Behaviour may be uncharacteristically irrational or risky.

Bipolar Disorder's causes are not fully understood, but are likely to include heredity. A genetic predisposition has been clearly established.

Most people with Bipolar Disorder recover well from episodes of illness. Symptoms can be reduced, even eliminated, with treatment, which generally includes medication and community support.

'I felt a terrifying sense of isolation when I first realised Eva was ill. By the time we got the diagnosis, fortunately I didn?t feel quite so much alone because I had already networked a lot and talked to a lot of people. I think that is very important.' Margaret

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