How Bipolar is portrayed in the media

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Connie77
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   Posted 10/22/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Last week on Law & Order: SVU there was an episode about Stabler’s mom being bipolar. I was wondering how many of you seen it and your thoughts on it.

Here’s the link to watch it if you haven’t seen it yet:

http://www.tv.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/swing/episode/1232267/summary.html

needinreassurance
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw that episode. The one where his daughter and Mom both had bipolar disorder? I thought it was a good show.

serafena
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie,

I can't figure out how to get the episode to play.

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Connie77
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know that you can get the episode to play - I'm sending my technical adviser (also known as the boyfriend) to look at it. He's going to see if a site has it.

Connie77
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
needinreassurance said...
I saw that episode. The one where his daughter and Mom both had bipolar disorder? I thought it was a good show.


How do you think they did on portraying bipolar? Do you think they over did it? My cousin called me mad as all get out over it and I just chuckled. I really didn't think they did a bad job.

Connie77
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's the episode on YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzM0eSD2ChQ

needinreassurance
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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie77 said...
needinreassurance said...
I saw that episode. The one where his daughter and Mom both had bipolar disorder? I thought it was a good show.


How do you think they did on portraying bipolar? Do you think they over did it? My cousin called me mad as all get out over it and I just chuckled. I really didn't think they did a bad job.
I thought they did a good job.  Of course I don't have it myself and know what it feels like, but I noticed a lot of similarities between the daughter and my husband who is currently in a manic state.  I was glued to the TV!

Diskus
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw Pollock recently and was horrified by it. I feel that movies/tv portraying bipolar tend to sensationalize the disease. I wish there was more balanced reporting of the illness and i think Nami does a good job getting info out there, but there's not enough info...as evidenced by the spouses/sufferers who post on the board daily.
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