What is Bipolar Disorder? An Interesting Article

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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/30/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   

I found this article which I thought would be a great resourse to those old and new to HW.


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   Posted 10/31/2007 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
good find. very clear definitions. I've never seen the bipolars I-IV laid out like that before.
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   Posted 10/31/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there,

I have read that before and I am glad you pulled it up for old and new members.  It is very easy to read and clarifies the disorder well.

If you have not read it please do, if you have read it, read it again, great review.

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   Posted 11/1/2007 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Olivia

That is one of the best descriptions that I have ever read, especially to pass onto people who don't know about the disorder.

Thanks for posting this, I have passed it onto members of our family.


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   Posted 11/2/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Olivia,
Thank you for posting this article.  Just having been diagnosed with Bipolar, I am still trying to understand it and learn more about and this article makes things pretty clear.  I have passed this on to my Dad to help him understand it too.
Take care and thanks again,
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   Posted 11/7/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting this - very helpful! 

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   Posted 12/16/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the great article!
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you for posting this.

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   Posted 12/27/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for posting this Olivia. My sister is bipolar and so was my mother, but back then it was called manic depressive. She was also paranoid schitzophrenic. I think I have a little hypomania, but am considered neurotic depressive. I think.
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olivia of course
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   Posted 8/13/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought I would bump this to the top because there have been a few people asking about symptoms of Bipolar Dirsorder.

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