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UChick
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   Posted 5/24/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I'm from the Ulcerative Colitis forum, but I'm doing a school project for my AP Psychology class and my topic is Mental Illness and the Media. Could any of you please tell me how you feel about how this disorder is represented in the media such as movies, television, or music? What are the accuracies and inaccuracies how Bipolarism is portrayed.

Ex.
Movies - Lifetime's On the Edge of Innocence starring Kelli Martin
Mr. Jones starring Richard Gere

Music - Lithium by Evanescence

I appreciate any contributions and thanks for any help.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 5/25/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I find it a shame that the only time the condition of BP is dealt with is in its severest form. The entertainment industry portray people as out of touch with reality, impossible to live with and crazy. The fact is, the severest form of this condition makes up only about 10% of those suffering from this. This is a wide spectrum disorder and there are such a multitude of manifestations. The fact that the most creative industry in the world has the narrowest viewpoint is a shame. The fact that the public in many ways gets educated about the condition from this media is a travesty. I hope the media and the entertainment industry eventually gets responsible and grows up and begins to show the realities of what BP really is, and how it is manageable and people CAN be successful and have fulfilling lives with proper treatment. I pray they put enough $$ into awareness and seeking newer and better treatments so that the process and path to wellness is easier, like it is for diabetics. This is the same things...chemicals out of whack in the body...same thing. These are my opinions anyway. I am a wife, and a mother to a H & S with BP on the milder side of this condition. It angers me every time I see this irresponsible unbalanced portrayal. LFW

serafena
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   Posted 5/25/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Uchick:

You have a really interesting question, and I look forward to hearing responses, but right now it's against the rules. Rule # 5. No posts regarding research studies, surveys or clinical trials without obtaining prior approval from the forum administrator before posting to the forums. Do me a favor and email Peter Waite, the site administrator, at webmaster@healingwell.com to ask permission first. He'll usually okay it.

serafena
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Bipolar II


UChick
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   Posted 5/26/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, didn't realize it fell under that category.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 5/26/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have e-mailed the site administrator and am waiting to hear back. Just to let you all know.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


loving frustrated wife
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Total Posts : 865
   Posted 5/27/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
OOOPPPS...didn't know I was answering when I shouldn't have....LFW

serafena
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   Posted 5/28/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
It's no big deal. No word from Mr. Waite yet?
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 5/28/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope! I hope I hear from him before tomorrow night otherwise it won't really help me as my project is due Friday. I was really hoping to get some good insight, but it's not looking too good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. LOL!!
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 5/28/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I keep posting, but I forgot to ask LFW if it is okay if I quote you on a couple things you said.

thanks

UChick
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


loving frustrated wife
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Total Posts : 865
   Posted 5/29/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, you may quote me. LFW

UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 5/29/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you! I really appreciate it. I still haven't heard back from the web administrator. I will check again later tonight.



UChick
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 5/30/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The Good news is that I'm going to present my project on Monday because they were so many groups that had to present today. Still haven't heard from the web administrator, but hopefully (cross my fingers) I'll from someone this weekend.


UChick
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 6/1/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't look like I'm going to hear back anytime soon, so I guess that's that.

Thanks

UChick
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


serafena
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 6/1/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry he didn't get back to you. Good luck with your project. I hope you have enough other research to help you do well on your project.

serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II


UChick
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 6/2/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Everything turned out okay and I think I did really well on my presentation.

Thanks

UChick
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)

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