Childhood Onset There have been many questions surrounding the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children because of the difference in symptoms they exhibit compared to that seen in adults with the disorder. This is mainly due to the differences in the manic state of bipolar children in contrast to adults. While adults have a manic state characterized by extremes in emotion and happiness, children show outbursts of aggression and irritability. This difference separates the symptoms of the disorder in children […]
Bipolar Disorder – a simplified diagnosis Abridged from a B P – SIMPLIFIED DIAGNOSIS Historically, bipolar disorder was called manic-depressive illness and at times people continue to use that term. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder and the essential features are mood shifts between an elated or manic mood and a depressed mood state. The term “mood” denotes an emotional state that may affect all aspects of a person’s life. Bipolar Disorder is a serious condition that can interfere with […]
Denial to Acceptance The 5 Stages – by Colleen Sullivan Most individuals faced with a long term mental illness like bipolar disorder are at first in a state of denial. Some remain in that state for a short time and move on, some remain in that state for a longer period of time before moving on, and some never leave the state of denial. Each person handles the diagnosis differently. Most commonly a person goes through five distinct stages on […]
When many people think of depression, they often think of sadness — and not much else. This generalization can be harmful to people who experience depression, but may not “look” depressed. For some, depression may look like sadness or exhaustion. For others, depression might look like a smiling face, or a person who “has it all together” — something we call “smiling depression.” It’s important to remember every person’s experience of depression needs to be taken seriously, no matter what it looks […]
Bipolar, You & Your Psychiatrist Is your relationship with your psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist all that it can be? Here’s how building a productive partnership can be a team effort. If you have a psychiatrist on your treatment team, ask yourself this: Are you making the most of your relationship? Do you come prepared for your appointments with solid information on your recent symptoms and other issues? Are you honest and forthcoming? If not, you’re losing out on the benefits of this professional’s expertise. […]
It-Tlieta 7 ta’ Ġunju sar il programm INSELLIMLEK! fuq RTK 103FM .
Bipolar Causes and Triggers Bipolar disorder has no single cause. It appears that certain people are genetically predisposed to bipolar disorder, yet not everyone with an inherited vulnerability develops the illness, indicating that genes are not the only cause. Some brain imaging studies show physical changes in the brains of people with bipolar disorder. Other research points to neurotransmitter imbalances, abnormal thyroid function, circadian rhythm disturbances, and high levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Lourdes hija omm ta’ żewġt itfal. Tnax-il sena ilu skopriet li għandha l-kundizzjoni mentali tal-Bipolar. “Kont bkejt, fuq li bkejt u bdejt inġib quddiem għajnejja t-tfal, u ngħid ‘min jaf dawk it-tfal, min jaf dawk it-tfal x’se jsir minnhom’. Barra minn hekk kelli ġlieda oħra, ġod-dar kelli l-vjolenza domestika li m’għenitx biex nirribatti l-bipolar. M’għenitni xejn.”
Waqt Ghazliet Live fuq Radio 101 is -Sibt 5 ta Novembru 2016, gie diskus is-sahha mentali. Albert u Lina McCarthy flimkien mal-psikjatra Dr.Rachel Taylor East mal- Avukat Dr. Arthur Azzopardi, tkelmu dwar dan is-suggett. Mexxiet l-programm Dulcima Aquilina.
BePositive Bipolar Self-Help Malta will be on SKJETTI – Thursday, 4th May – TVM / PBS at 7.00pm, which will be completely dedicated to our New NGO and Bipolar Disorder. Tune in to learn more about our Group and work, upcoming activities, and where to ask for help-whether you are a survivor or carer.