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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 — 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>.

Staba, David. "Carrie Fisher and Her Life with Bipolar Disorder | Bphope." Bipolar Disorder Magazine | Bipolar Symptoms | Bphope. 2007. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. http://www.bphope.com/Item.aspx/280/hollywood-kid-carrie-fisher-and-her-best-awful-

Haycock, Dean A. The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder. Second ed. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2010. Print.

"NIMH • The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America." NIMH • Home. 18 Feb. 2011. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml#Bipolar>.

http://organizedwisdom.com/Celebrities-with-Bipolar-Disorder/wt/med

Fink, Candida, and Joe Kraynak. Bipolar Disorder for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiey, 2005. Print.

"History of Bipolar Disorder." Surviving Bi Polar Disorder: Treatment, Info and More. 2007. Web. 21 Feb. 2011. <http://www.survivingbipolar.net/whatisbipolar/historybipolar.html>.

"Fighting Stigma." Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance ...



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