Bipolar Psychosis: When Things Get Really Weird

September 14, 2009 admin

We're back in the studio this coming Tuesday, September 15, with a great show on psychosis in Bipolar Disorder.

In case you are not familiar with Bipolar Disorder, you’d be surprised to know that it affects more than 15 million American adults and children. The most common bipolar symptoms documented are severe mood swings and change in behavior, which explains its alternative name, manic depression. Highs (manic) and lows (depression) often lead to the inability to be involved in long-term relationships or hold a job.

Living with Bipolar Psychosis

Another symptom of bipolar disorder experienced during extreme manic and depressive phases is psychotic thinking, where the person is out of touch with reality and may experience auditory, visual or other sensory hallucinations. And that's what we're going to be talking about with our guest, Julie Fast.

Julie is an accomplished mental health writer who also has bipolar disorder. Her previous assignments for include:

And today, we are launching a new section on Bipolar Psychosis in which Julie discusses not only the signs, symptoms, causes and treatments of psychosis in Bipolar Disorder, but she provides personal insight into the experience of having a bipolar psychotic episode (videos 9-10 on bipolar psychosis).

Dr. Harry Croft will be with us to provide his expertise on the subject of psychosis in bipolar disorder. And, like we do every Tuesday night, we reserve the second half of the show for any mental health questions you have for Dr. Croft. If you would like to get more information on Bipolar Disorder, click here to read articles or maybe even take our bipolar screening test to determine whether or not you might need to seek professional treatment.

Finally, you can e-mail me at producer AT if you have questions or experiences you would like to share. Our goal at HealthyPlace TV is to bring you real life people with real experiences so that you know you are not alone in what you or a loved one may be going through. We are here to help point you in the right direction and get you to live your best life.

We'll see you on Tuesday night for the live HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show on Bipolar Psychosis. We start at 5:30p PT, 7:30 CST, 8:30 EST or you can watch it at your leisure by clicking the "on-demand" button on the player locoated on the HealthyPlace TV Show homepage.

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