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Dispelling Myths About Bipolar Disorder

Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 03:23 PM

Individuals with bipolar disorder often suffer most from the stigma and stereotypes that surround this illness. This negative energy can have enormously harmful effects on those suffering from the illness and therefore it is important to dispel many of the myths that surround bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is not anyone’s fault. Biological, genetic, and many other extraordinarily complex factors play a role in the development of the illness and its development is completely out of your control.

Furthermore, bipolar disorder is a diagnosable medical issue that needs immediate attention. It is common to think that people should be able to control their mood, attitude, and emotions but this is indeed not the case with individuals suffering from the illness.

Fortunately, there is help. Modern medicine as well as improved psychological research has given bipolar patients more hope of leading completely normal lives. Do not feel as if treatment for the illness is nonexistent or worse than the illness itself. There are real ways to help patients overcome the disorder.

Many patients worry that others will view them as different or that their disorder will prevent them from moving forward with their lives. This is not the case. With treatment and support many bipolar individuals can lead such normal lives that a majority of people would never even know that the individual had the illness.

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