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FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #673

FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Attached & last updated on Friday 11th of May 2007: www.msnusers.com/PalmarMidcarpalInstabil...D/msgattachments/249

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My Nanny's suffered from: Bipolar Disoder for around forty years & I have seen the effects this has had on my Nanny & my Mum & the rest of my Family.<br><br>Post edited by: Scott_1984, at: 2007/10/24 22:59
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #676

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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #683

Is bipolar disorder hereditary?
Yes, bipolar disorder runs in families; it is the most genetic major psychiatric condition. It is more genetic than schizophrenia and major depression. If you have a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder, then there is a 10-15% likelihood that you will develop it. If you have a second-degree relative like a grandparent or aunt, then the likelihood is half that amount (5-10%).

In twin studies, 60% of the likelihood is due to genes, but 40% is environmental (such as life events, like a divorce or job loss that triggers an episode). In other words, you may have a genetic susceptibility to bipolar episodes, which are only triggered when you experience environmental stressors. So, it is important to have good family support.

www.familyaware.org/expertprofiles/drghaemi2.asp
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #685

Bipolar disorder and manic depression
Dr Trisha Macnair
James Tighe

There's no cure for bipolar disorder, but understanding the symptoms and what triggers an episode can help people to live a normal life: www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/bipolar1.shtml
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #686

Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
James Tighe:

Our moods are rarely completely stable and the world would be a very boring place if they were. But in bipolar disorder, mood swings aren't like normal highs and lows, they are much more intense: www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/mental_h...orders_bipolar.shtml
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #687

What is Bipolar Affective Disorder?:

Bipolar disorder used to be called ‘manic depression’. As the name suggests, it is characterised by mood swings – or episodes - that are far beyond what most people experience in their lives. These are:

Low – feelings of intense depression and despair – ‘depressive’.

High – feelings of elation - 'manic'.

Mixed – for example, depressed mood with the restlessness and

overactivity of a manic episode.

People usually experience both depressive and manic episodes, but some will have only manic episodes.

How common is bipolar disorder?:

It affects about 1 in every 100 adults at some point in their life. It can start at any time during or after the teenage years, although it is unusual for it to start after the age of 40. Men and women are affected equally.


Bipolar Disorder (manic depression): Uk-Leaflet From: The Royal College of Psychiatrists:

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformatio...bipolardisorder.aspx

Leaflets Department,
The Royal College of Psychiatrists,
17 Belgrave Square,
London,
SW1X 8PG,
Telephone: 020 7235 2351 x259

Royal College of Psychiatrists. This leaflet may be downloaded, printed out, photocopied and distributed free of charge as long as the Royal College of Psychiatrists is properly credited and no profit is gained from its use. Permission to reproduce it in any other way must be obtained from the Head of Publications. The College does not allow reposting of its leaflets on other sites, but allows them to be linked to directly.

A range of materials for carers of people with mental health problems has also been produced by the Partners in Care campaign. These can be downloaded from www.partnersincare.co.uk
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #689

Welcome to the MDF Web Site: www.mdf.org.uk

MDF The BiPolar Organisation is a user-led charity working to enable people affected by bipolar disorder (manic depression) to take control of their lives: www.mdf.org.uk
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #692

The Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Bi-polar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mood disorder, characterised by swings in a person's mood from high to low - euphoric to depressed: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/information/ment...-z/bi-polar-disorder

About the Mental Health Foundation website
Purpose: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-this-site

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.

It provides a daily mental health news service and directories of organisations, websites and events. Website visitors can use forums and bulletin boards, join a mailing list and find out how to support the organisation.

The information on the site is taken from a variety of sources including our own publications, external websites and forums, as well as materials submitted by visitors to the site: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-this-site
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #798

Press Release - 2nd of April 2007:

Intensive Psychotherapy More Effective Than Brief Therapy for Treating Bipolar Depression: www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2007/inten...lar-depression.shtml

Patients taking medications to treat bipolar disorder are more likely to get well faster and stay well if they receive intensive psychotherapy, according to results from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The results are published in the April 2007 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
Bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness marked by severe mood swings between depression and mania that affects 2.6 percent of Americans in any given year. “We know that medication is an important component in the treatment of bipolar illness. These new results suggest that adding specific, targeted psychotherapy to medication may help give patients a better shot at lasting recovery,” said NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni.

www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2007/inten...lar-depression.shtml
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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 11 months ago #799

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Re:FREE Bipolar Disorder Journal Through Weblink: 12 years 10 months ago #1099

What Is: Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)?: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition defined as recurrent episodes of significant disturbance in mood.

These disturbances can occur on a spectrum that ranges from debilitating depression to unbridled mania.

Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder typically experience fluid states of mania, hypomania or what is referred to as a mixed state in conjunction with depressive episodes.

These clinical states typically alternate with a normal range of mood.

The disorder has been subdivided into bipolar I, bipolar II and cyclothymia, with both bipolar I and bipolar II potentially presenting with rapid cycling.

Also called bipolar affective disorder until recently, the current name is of fairly recent origin and refers to the cycling between high and low episodes; it has replaced the older term manic-depressive illness coined by Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926) in the late nineteenth century.[3]

The new term is designed to be neutral, to avoid the stigma in the non-mental health community that comes from con&#64258;ating \"manic\" and \"depression.\"

Onset of symptoms generally occurs in young adulthood.

Diagnosis is based on the person's self-reported experiences, as well as observed behavior. Episodes of illness are associated with distress and disruption, and a relatively high risk of suicide.[1] Studies suggest that genetics, early environment, neurobiology, and psychological and social processes are important contributory factors.

Psychiatric research is focused on the role of neurobiology, but a clear organic cause has not been found.

Bipolar disorder is usually treated with medications and/or therapy or counseling.

The mainstay of medication are a number of drugs termed 'mood stabilizers', in particular lithium and sodium valproate ; these are a group of unrelated medications used to prevent relapses of further episodes.

Antipsychotic medications, sometimes called neuroleptics, in particular olanzapine, are used in the treatment of manic episodes and in maintenance. The benefits of using antidepressants in depressive episodes is unclear.

In serious cases where there is risk to self and others involuntary hospitalization may be necessary; these generally involve severe manic episodes with dangerous behaviour or depressive episodes with suicidal ideation.

Hospital stays are less frequent and for shorter periods than they were in previous years.

Some studies have suggested a significant correlation between creativity and bipolar disorder.

However, the relationship between the disorder and creativity is still very unclear.[2][3][4]

One study indicated increased striving for, and sometimes obtaining, goals and achievements.[5]
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