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Bipolar Disorder Audio and Video Files

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Dark Glasses and Kaleidoscopes: Living with Manic Depression Play video - click here
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File source: National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
File Date: 1997

This 30 minute video from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association gives an overview of bipolar disorder - what it is, what it feels like, and how to cope with it. It is hosted by Tony Dow of Leave it to Beaver.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents Play video - click here
File Type: Windows media
File Source: One Brain--Many Disorders Web Conference, produced by the Council for Neuroscience Education.
File Date
: 2001

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Dr. Kowatch speaks about the prevalence, diagnosis, comorbidity, medication treatment, and outcome of child/adolescent bipolar disorder. He addresses some of the unique traits of child bipolar, as well as some factors that make it difficult to diagnose. He covers treatment options for both the manic and depressive phases in detail, using clinical studies as evidence.

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder - Dispelling the Myths
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File Source: AARP radio
File Date: July 8, 2003

Though they are two distinctly different diseases, schizophrenia and bipolar disease are often confused for one another. And although major advances in medicine have made both disease very treatable, myths to the contrary persist. To discuss the latest in diagnosing and treating schizophrenia and bipolar disease, host Mike Cuthbert talks with Dr. Ralph Aquila, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia Collefe of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Residential Community Services at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. Xavier Amador, author of "I'm Not Sick! I Don't Need Help!" Play video - click here
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File Source: Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
File Date: Not available

Dr. Amador gives a presentation on his book "I Am Not Sick! I Don't Need Help!" This highly-recommended book (used by many schizophrenia.com members) explains why the mentally ill can't understand that they're sick, and how family members can help them accept treatment.

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A Shrink's Story - Inside the Bipolar Experience Play audio - click here
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File Source: All In the Mind (public radio show)
File Date:
Aug 21, 2004

This week on All in the Mind, an exclusive story of one psychiatrist's 15 year battle with bipolar disorder, or manic depression. Once at the top of her profession, clinically and academically, what followed was a spiral into mania, promiscuity and profligacy and the deepest of depression. A profoundly personal and challenging insight into the debilitating condition, her story also sheds harsh light on how the psychiatric profession deals with illness in its own ranks. Join Natasha Mitchell for one woman's inside account, as both patient and practitioner.

Bipolar Disorder - personal stories and new research Play audio - click here
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File source: ABC Radio International
File Date: Aug 9, 2004


ABC sports broadcaster Craig Hamilton talks about his own personal experiences with bipolar disorder. And Australian researchers recently published the results of a study looking at the prevalence and disability of bipolar disorder in Australia. Professor Philip Mitchell from the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales talks about the findings of this investigation

Bipolar Disorder - a talk with patients and experts Play audio - click here
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File Source: American University Radio
File Date
: Jan 31, 2001

Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves bipolar about their experiences with the disorder and about how it is treated. Guests include Mark Helmke, senior director of public affairs for the National Mental Health Association; and Kay Redfield Jamison, psychiatrist, professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and author of An Unquiet Mind.

Expert's Q&A Panels at the 5th International Bipolar Conference
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File Source: 5th International Bipolar Conference
File Date:
June 2003

The following are question and answer sessions with expert panels on a variety of topics relevant to bipolar disorder. Most are in audio format; one file offers a choice between audio and video.

1. Treatment of Children with Bipolar Disorder
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2. Treatment Guidlines for Bipolar Disorder
     Play Audio Presentation I - Fouzia Laghrissi-Thode, M.D.
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- Per Vestergaard, Dr.Med.Sc

3. Bipolar II - Play audio

4. Women's Issues - Play audio

5. Use of Anticonvulsants in Bipolar DIsorder - Play audio

6. Family Issues for Adolescents - Play audio

7. Disparities in Access to / Delivery of Care - Play audio

Mental Illness In Children - Two Parts of a 4-part Series
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date:
Sept 2003

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Part I: In growing numbers, psychiatric researchers agree that bipolar disorder -- sometimes called manic depression -- occurs in children and not just in adults. Children as young as five can suffer from the manic highs and deep depressions that characterize the disorder. In a second report on mental illness in children, NPR's Michelle Trudeau introduces one family whose young son has bipolar disorder. Listen to Part I - click here

Part II: Bipolar disorder can occur in children as young as five or six years old. The disorder is also known as manic depression, for the mood swings that shift -- sometimes quickly and often -- from manic highs to deep depressions. In the third story this week on children and mental illness, NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports that bipolar disorder in children may have particularly severe symptoms. Listen to Part II - click here

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) - Sarah's Story Play audio - click here
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: Dec 13, 1999

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NPR's Joanne Silberner has followed a woman with manic-depressive illness for several years. Sarah has been in and out of mental hospitals, but now she's got two part-time jobs and has been healthy for nearly two years. But finding what's normal -- and holding onto it -- is a struggle. Society's attitudes toward mental illness don't make it any easier.

Bipolar Depression: Course of Illness (choice of audio or video format)
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File Source: 5th International Bipolar Conference
File Date:
June 2003
Speaker: Dr. Mauricio Tohen


Bipolar depression, represents a disabling form of depression. Patients with bipolar disorder spend longer time in and take longer to recover from the depressive phase than the manic phase. In addition to being longer and more persistent, the depressive phase of bipolar disorder is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality. Depressive symptoms have also been found to be a strong predictor of disability in patients with bipolar disorder.

         

 


 

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