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Bipolar Disorder and the Stigma Attached

Bradey Sheehy

INTRO

* My story

HISTORY

* 19th Century French Dr.'s Jean Falret and Jules Baillarger

* 1990's German psychiatrist Emil Krapelin

* Bipolar in the 1960's

* Help arrives in 1979

* 1980 decision by the American Psychiatric Association

BIPOLAR I

* Most serious form

* Criteria

* symptoms

BIPOLAR II

* Criteria

* Hypomania

* Why it is harder to detect than Bipolar I

* Symptoms

STIGMA

* Self-Stigma

* survey done by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

* World Federation for Mental Health Study

* Overcoming the Stigma

CELEBRITIES

* Maurice Bernard - Soap Opera Actor on General Hospital

-Diagnosed at the age of 22 after being hospitalized

-Became spokesman for Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

-Bipolar was written into his character on General Hospital

* Carrie Fisher - Actress

-Diagnosed at the age of 24

-Admitted to the disorder in 2000 during a T.V. Interview

-Advocate for many

* Richard Dreyfuss - Actor

* Mel Gibson - Actor

* Kurt Cobain - Singer

* Ernest Hemingway - Author

CREATIVITY IN BIPOLAR PATIENTS

* Iowa Writer's Workshop

* Does treatment destroy the creativity?

SOURCES

Snyderman, Nancy L. "Maurice Benard: Coming Out of the Nightmare â€" Bipolar Disorder - BeWell.com." Join Healthy Conversations at BeWell.com - Read Health Information from Dr. Nancy Snyderman and More. 2010. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.bewell.com/ArticleDetail.aspx?id=1502&type=1>.

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