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Information on Bipolar and Other Mental Health Disorders

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SAD: One Cause of the Holiday Blues:
Unfortunately, many individuals suffer from depression this time of year. If the holidays leave you feeling blue, you might want to take a look at this article.

Updated BPhoenix Free Online Games:
The games section of the BPhoenix website has been updated. If you are bored or looking for a lovely distraction, head over to the online games area and play some Tetris!

Dissociative Fugue:
Information on the symptoms and treatments of this dissociative disorder, including the diagnostic criteria.

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About 1 in 100 people suffer from some form of bipolar disorder, a rate comparable to that of schizophrenia but far lower than the incidence of major depression. Men and women are equally likely to develop bipolar disorder, and only about 1 in 3 people with the disorder receive any treatment. Sadly, about 1 in 5 people who remain untreated eventually commit suicide.

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Rising From the Ashes...

Phoenix (Mythology)

A legendary bird that lived in Arabia. The Phoenix consumed itself by fire every 500 years, and a new Phoenix sprang from its ashes. In ancient Egypt, the Phoenix represented the sun. Early Christian tradition adopted the phoenix as a symbol of immortality and resurrection. It is my belief that the phoenix symbolizes the repeated rebirth and reawakening of the bipolar person. Those with bipolar disorder may burn, but rise from the ashes stronger and more beautiful each time.

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