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Episode Info:

Bipolar disorder is an often misunderstood (and misdiagnosed) disorder. Our guest this week is a psychotherapist who has worked with many individuals with this diagnosis. He discusses the nature of the disease, therapy plans for treatment, and the multi-phase stabilization process. He also talks about the “Grand Bargain” between the bipolar person and his/her family, which helps keep everyone informed. Most importantly, he makes it very clear that bipolar disorder is a very manageable disease that will not prevent someone from leading a stable, satisfying life, on one’s own terms, rather than the terms dictated by the disease.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  

  • What is the clinical definition of bipolar disorder?
  • What’s the difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II?
  • Is mania really as awesome as some people believe?
  • Why is bipolar disorder so frequently misdiagnosed?

Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.

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