Sentence Examples

  • While creativity itself is not a sign of mental illness, parents should be aware that there is a much higher degree of mental illness, especially depression and bipolar disorder, in creative children than in their less creative peers.
  • In addition, because hypomanic episodes are characterized by high energy and goal-directed activities and often result in a positive outcome or are perceived in a positive manner by the patient, bipolar II disorder can go undiagnosed.
  • Psychologists and psychiatrists typically use the criteria listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) as a guideline for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.
  • Underlying conditions that might affect recovery from school phobia include Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), depression, bipolar mental illness, panic disorder, or other anxiety disorders and phobias.
  • Education in the form of psychotherapy or self-help groups is crucial for training bipolar patients and their caregivers to recognize signs of mania and depression and to take an active part in their treatment program.