Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience.
The average age-of-onset is about 25, but it can occur in the teens, or more uncommonly, in childhood. The condition affects men and women equally, with about 2.6% of the U.S. population diagnosed with bipolar disorder and nearly 83% of cases classified as severe.
If left untreated, bipolar disorder usually worsens. However, with a good treatment plan including psychotherapy, medications, a healthy lifestyle, a regular schedule and early identification of symptoms, many people live well with the condition.
Workshops on Mental Illness and the Church
Hosted by Yorba Linda Friends and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations’ Psychiatry Section.
Friends Church Yorba Linda represents the Friends denomination, which has a legacy of social action and history of mental health advocacy, healing and reducing the stigma of mental illness. The CMDA is a nationwide organization of over 19,000 Christian health care professionals and students, providing resources, relationships, education and public advocacy. The psychiatry section has been in existence since the early 1960’s.
Presentations address conditions in Adults and Children and include Question and Answer sessions. Conditions to be discussed include Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder (BPD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and others. Presentations are provided here as they are available.
Agenda and Media for Viewing
BiPolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents, A Review and Update, Dr. Michael Tramell (UTube Link = https://youtu.be/kvMqOkMcGmw)
BiPolar Disorder in Adults, A Review and Update, Dr. Daniel Suzuki (UTube Link = https://youtu.be/1ajOmfCNTXg )
BiPolar Disorder Workshop Question and Answer (UTube Link = https://youtu.be/gkbJeggGOjs)
We are grateful to the presenters and attendees who participated in this endeavor. We pray that it is greatly used within the church and by individuals struggling with mental illnesses. If individual assistance is needed, please contact your local church or the Psychiatry Section Administrator at email@example.com.