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Bipolar Disorder in the Media


The George Clooney film Michael Clayton featured a bipolar main character, but this is just one example of bipolar disorder in film. How does the media impact the general understanding of this mental illness? Is the portrayal accurate?

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11:36PM PDT on May 2, 2013

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12:55AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

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12:43AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

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8:29AM PST on Feb 8, 2013

Thanks for post

3:01AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

thanks

6:30AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

the problems come from inaccuracies, but attention often helps

11:22AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thanks.

10:29AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Eating a proper diet that feeds the brain, and behavior modification method that teach one to control emotions and impulses all have as much potential to help depressed people, who may be wrongly diagnosed as bipolar...as medications that have bad long term effects.

My friend is waiting for surgery to remove her parathyroid....because the lithium she's been taking for her bi polar condition have burned it out and it's affecting her life in terrible ways with fatigue, weight gain and more depression.
It made her worse in the long run, and now she can't stop the lithium.

10:01AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

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"The skyrocketing number of people being categorized as disabled by "biologically based" mental illnesses and the massive and dangerous over-use of psych meds in both children and adults are testaments to the domination and power of medical model biological psychiatry" Dr. Philip Sinaikin, Psychiatrist

“ (regarding Psychiatry) Making lists of behaviors, applying medical-sounding labels to people who engage in them, then using the presence of those behaviors to prove they have the illness in question is scientifically meaningless. It tells us nothing about causes or solutions. It does, however, create the reassuring feeling that something medical is going on.”
—Dr. John Read, Psychologist

9:56AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

'bipolar' is a term created by the field of Psychiatry to replace an older term of theirs 'manic-depressive'. Is it a real disease or illness, that is, able to be shown to exist in actuality by any objective scientific test? NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. It is all subjective opinion and categorization of behaviors.

"....labels (of psychiatric 'mental disorders') are not only useless as medical 'diagnoses' but also have the potential to do great harm" Dr.Sydney Walker III, Psychiatrist

“...there are no facts and data supporting the brain disease model and there are no facts and data supporting many treatments and many things that psychiatrists claim.” --Dr. Colin A. Ross, Psychiatrist

“There is not one shred of credible evidence that any respectable scientist would consider valid demonstrating that anything that psychiatrists call ‘mental illness’ are brain diseases or biochemical imbalances. It’s all fraud.” --Dr. Ron Leifer, Psychiatrist

"...unlike any other established medical profession, they (psychiatrists) had no empirical test results to back this (psychiatric 'mental disease') up with. Not a single one. This is why psychiatry is not a science. Psychiatrists who believe otherwise are deluding themselves" Dr. Ciaran Crumney, PhD

"The skyrocketing number of people being categorized as disabled by "biologically based" mental illnesses and the massive and dangerous over-use of psych meds in both children and adults are testament

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