What is Bipolar Disorder?

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is the focus of a short video that not only explains the various symptoms of the disorder, but also looks at causes and treatments.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson asking class members to view the video and research some of the links before returning for a full class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that given the percentages, it is likely that some class members have personal knowledge of the disorder; research the types of support systems offered at your school and in your community
Pros

  • Bipolar disorder is presented as a medical condition that can be treated
Cons

  • The open-ended discussion question is unlikely to generate discussion; prepare several questions to begin the post-viewing discussion