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gp LIVING WELL WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER: A NEW LOOK This video is presented by Guilford Publications in cooperation with Monkey See Productions of New South Wales , Australia . The information in this video is not intended as a substitute for consultation with healthcare professionals. Each individual's health concerns should be evaluated by a qualified professional. Within this video a number of medications are mentioned. Some, such as lithium, are actively used throughout the world. Some drugs used in the US , such as Lamictal, are not addressed in this video. Others are known under different names; for example, the video refers toEpilim, available in the US as Depakote. 00:40 [sil.] 01:00 Carlos For me being bipolar means that I'm you have long periods of just feeling normal and having a job and doing what everyone else does and there will be periods where your feelings of feeling low and down and depressed, gets so out of control that it gets to a point where you can't function, you can't work, you can't laugh(ph), you can't… you can't get out of bed. And then this is other extreme, when you totally high and you can't work and you can't laugh(ph) and you can't function and and you are always out of bed. 01:50 LIVING WELL WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER 01:55 Vicki Every night of the week I was going out. I was not sleeping. I believed I was the Virgin Mary. At the peak of the psychosis I wanted to save everybody in sort of red light district of Sydney , and I was a danger to myself. I wasn't a danger to others but I was endangering my reputation. 02:15 Gerald I was in hospital for the first time for a very long time. I was in for about five or sixweeks. That was when I was first diagnosed that was when the doctor first came to me and said you have manic depressive illness and I didn't have any idea what that was. I just sort of shrugged my shoulders and said thanks very much. I'll see you later. 02:35 Charlene I probably first got it, in my early teen(ph) umm… but I started like using a lot ofdrugs, I was smoking lot of pot and stuff like that umm… and but I was really maniac all the time. I always had too much energy I feel like and that's why I was smoking a lot of drugs to calm myself down. 02:55 Ross Things were totally out of perspective, you know, like I was thinking about the lawn, how am I going to mow the lawn? You know I can't do it. I can't possibly do it you know. And it’s sort of when you are depressed you can't, you can't believe if you don't know how hard these things are. 03:15 Carlos For me I usually get high after I've been depressed. So this makes it even more complicated because it means that as I start to feel better like, the highness actually starts to make me feel normal in the beginning.
03:30 Ross I sort of thought Jeez things.. things are getting all right. You know I'm… I'm going to go up to Queensland on a trip. You know this is going to be good and anyway I'd swapped over. I'd swapped from depression to going high or manic whatever they call. It's manic isn't it

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