Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Dark Side of the Internet

The Internet can serve good purposes, making useful information readily available to a wide audience. However, the quality of information can be varying. When it comes to health related information, the latter can be crucial. Misleading and incorrect information can, at … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation Guarantee – Is It Really Enough?

Or just a well intended measure leading to a dead-end? Literally so, in the worst of cases. The Swedish State and Swedish Counties and Municipalities agreed upon a rehabilitation guarantee for 2009 and 2010 in order to support individuals in need of or already … Continue reading

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Schizophrenic Man Terrifies Kids At Party

Mental illness is still associated with stigma, increasing the burden on individuals affected by mental illness and sometimes preventing affected persons from seeking professional help. Stigma also affects those closest to the person affected by ill health, possibly leading to social isolation.

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Stephen Fry on Manic Depression

A few quotes from this interview with Stephen Fry on living with bipolar disorder:  “The mood is your personal weather.” “That manic stage is to be treasured, sometimes.” Explaining medical non-compliance? “It is an illness.” “If you say ‘I am … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry: Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

The English actor and comedian Stephen Fry openly and courageously tells about his life, marked by bipolar disorder.

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