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Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #30



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Not sleeping for days on end. Long periods of euphoria. Racing thoughts. Grandiose ideas. Mania. Depression. All of these are symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about mood disorders and their causes as well as how these disorders can impact people’s lives.


Table of Contents:

What are Mood Disorders? 1:05
Symptoms of Depressive & Bipolar Disorders 2:00
Biological, Genetic, Environmental, & Social-Cognitive
Causes of Mood Disorders 5:47


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    added on 20 Apr, 2020
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    Exercise is very important, and I really push myself to do it when depressed. It's not a cure-all, certainly, but it helps a lot. By the way, is that Richard Simmonds there at 7:45? 😉

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    added on 22 Apr, 2020
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    girlfriend has it and suicidal often
    its really overwhelming for me but i suck it up

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    added on 25 Apr, 2020
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    I have been rapid cycling for years without knowing that I had a disorder and recently I noticed that changes in the diet are doing an extremely good job in ending depression and even experienced recession before the quarantine. I hope this diet helps you too: it includes absolutely NO sugar or sweeteners (no honey either), no gluten, no coffee, no smoking or alcohol, no drugs (I don't mean medication) and no junk food. Eat fresh food and do sports (try to do it daily) and hobbies. Make sure you get enough of each vitamin and mineral from your diet as you need, because the lack of those may make you feel week and therefore make depression more likely. A dietician can help you look into it as it is a very complex subject. There is nothing wrong in taking supplements (for example calcium, magnesium and zing, if you're lactose intolerant). If you can't eat fruits, use more vegetables and super foods instead and discuss the issue with a dietician to find out more about recepies and supplements.

    Try to live a calm peaceful life and think about the good moments, not the bad ones. Boost your confidence by showing yourself your qualities and talents. You are special and you can be normal. Be patient, changing your lifestyle may take time, but isn't time all we have right now?

    P.S. I know it's very hard for the people who live with us and our close ones. When I need help I use an app called Wysa. It's free and it helpes me feel better right away. It saves my friends and family a lot of headaches and pain. I really hope you find this useful.

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    added on 26 Apr, 2020
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    My mania is about rage. I have to lock myself in my room to protect people from myself.

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    added on 26 Apr, 2020
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    This guy made this while in his manic state, I would like to view a video in his depressed state please add click line. Because it might be more helpful than this spin wobble

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    added on 26 Apr, 2020
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    Easter Egg: When Hank mentioned lavish, expensive shopping sprees, (0:37) look at the shopping cart and there's John's book "The Fault in Our Stars."

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    added on 27 Apr, 2020
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    I'm depressive type. And I found that hilarious. Well done!

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    added on 28 Apr, 2020
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    If you have depression I would highly recommend trying to exercise regularly. I know it's hard to force yourself to exercise, but I joined my school's cross country team to force myself and it changed my life.

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    added on 28 Apr, 2020
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    This is fake news and doesn’t properly depict bipolar disorder.

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    added on 29 Apr, 2020
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    Since I have adapted gradually to the speaking speed, I find myself lucky to find this channel!

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    added on 29 Apr, 2020
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    when u make jokes ab ur depression lmao

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    added on 1 May, 2020
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    I have bipolar disorder, and it's killing me, because, it's not only depression, it's a lot more, and it's worse, and, I can't explain it to my parents, because, I'm scared that they don't understand, or they think that I'm putting an act just to make them not getting interested in me, so, I started to keep it a secret. Although I don't know if I could have schyzophrenia, because, I can hear and see demons in front of me, and, i don't read horror books and never watched horror movies. So, it's great that I'm watching crash course, so that I can know what kind of disorder I have and I can diagnose myself.

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    added on 3 May, 2020
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    7 of the 10 emotions “defined by psychologists” are negative. How else will you justify prescribing expensive anti depressants without a comprehensive blood test. The weak are preyed upon by the pharmaceutical industry

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    added on 3 May, 2020
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    Having bipolar, I remember vaguely helping some boys in my class barricade the door of the classroom to stop some girls coming in despite being the goody two-shoes in the class.

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    added on 5 May, 2020
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    I think this kid is having a manic episode?

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    added on 7 May, 2020
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    Finals gang.

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    added on 7 May, 2020
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    don’t wanna self-diagnose but lol

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    added on 10 May, 2020
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    Can bipolar be cured ????

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    added on 11 May, 2020
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    I have bipolar disorder😓😓

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    added on 15 May, 2020
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    Psychiatrists are good for nothing. They don't ever search for cures because they get paid for prescribing anti-depressants. Disgusting.

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    added on 16 May, 2020
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    I have no reason to complain of my blessed life, but this pain doesn’t stop. Someone please help. I would love to be normal. I don’t know what to do anymore.

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    added on 16 May, 2020
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    Is ADHD a mood disorder? I mean I experience emotional dysregulation

    Edit: I feel like I totally lose control and act very crazy. Anyway I also have PTSD, anxiety, and depression. So maybe the emotional dysregulation is worsened by those other disorders

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    added on 18 May, 2020
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    the paranoia when im manic is one of the worst things it got so bad once to where i was out at 2am once i thought i was being followed because there was a street light behind me and i tried to jump a fence at a closed golf course

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    added on 19 May, 2020
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    Until humanity collectively changes psychology will do nothing for you.

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    added on 20 May, 2020
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    Man U talk fast

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    added on 21 May, 2020
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    I hope you talk slowly because i am not english speaker but i understand just little

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    added on 22 May, 2020
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    I had some really fun times being manic in my early 20s…Looking back I realized that was not me at all. Then I had an episode last year and omg I was about to be hospitalized because the paranoia was bad.

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    added on 23 May, 2020
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    I don't know what I am going through but I'm just stuck btw sadness ,anger etc. Nothing is improving my mood ,I feel like nothing will get better even if get help… Even the things I want the most are not relieving me.

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    added on 24 May, 2020
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    Only place that doesn't make me feel bad

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    added on 24 May, 2020
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    bipolar disorder isnt "cute" or "quirky". its staying awake for days on end and being full of paranoia and making decisions that you regret for years. its going from a terrifying high to a downward spiral of depression that makes getting out of bed feel like climbing everest. its taking medication that makes you feel constantly sick just to think clearly. its not just mild mood swings. its feeling like theres something wrong with you constantly because you don't know how anything is going to make you feel, or when the scale will tip next. its not fun, its hell.

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    added on 24 May, 2020
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    I’ve felt every single one of these things, I’m on vacation right now and all I can think in my head is how everyone is excited and happy around me & I feel numb then after being numb I’m angry and I end up having excitement & then I don’t feel a thing again..

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    added on 27 May, 2020
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    I was diagnosed with depression and got hospitalized for it but then I was diagnosed bipolar sooooo….. Here I am

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    added on 28 May, 2020
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    Thank you for this great vid!

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    added on 2 Jun, 2020
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    Take a cold shower, stop eating inflammatory foods(pizza, dairy etc.), do a dry fast and you'll definitely feel better. Helps me everytime.

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    added on 2 Jun, 2020
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    You almost cant even describe bipolar disorder, you only can fully understand if you have it. But even then you cant make sense of it…..

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    added on 5 Jun, 2020
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    4:444:49 did I just see the Mayor of Halloween Town

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    added on 5 Jun, 2020
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    Depression: Part of my own brain is trying to kill me. But not all of it- the primitive survival instinct is still there, separate from whatever frontal cortex screw-up creates this internal civil war. It is easy to pretend nothing is wrong, especially when the condition becomes repetitive (as in SAD, not covered here) or chronic (dysthymia, also not covered here). Nobody really wants to talk about it, whether they have it or are around someone who does, because it is basically a black hole that sucks in any attempt to counter it. Worst misery imaginable. Who wants to touch that if they can avoid it?

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    added on 6 Jun, 2020
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    I’m just waiting for my manic state

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    added on 8 Jun, 2020
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    He speaks so faaaaast

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    added on 9 Jun, 2020
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    Dont waste time your precious time on earth.
    Come towards Islam and one true God (Allah in arabic). True meaning of life and happiness is with Allah alone and Islam is what guides you to Allah (God).
    Read about Islam,study the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (Sahih hadeeth) and may Allah guide you to the truth and protect you from the hell fire.

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    added on 11 Jun, 2020
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    This video is what a manic episode kinda looks like. I would have gladly watched this for 15 minutes if it meant he slowed the hell down.

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    added on 14 Jun, 2020
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    bruh just in the first minute it called me out…

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    added on 14 Jun, 2020
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    Wait. Yes, a manic episode can lead to impulse buying. That's actually par the course when it comes to symptoms. But "I bought all the snake kits because I was convinced of a rattlesnake epidemic" isn't a sign of mania, it's a sign of a psychotic disorder. Being convinced of a rattlesnake epidemic is a delusion. That makes it much more in-line with something like Schizofrenia.
    There is "schizoaffective" Bipolar (which is, incedentally, what I have: Schizoaffectibe Bipolar 1) where psychotic behavior accomponies the mood disorder – but mania still isn't associated with delusions, in this case. It USED to be referred to as simply "Bipolar with Psychosis/Psychotic Behavior," but they decided to change it to "Schizoaffective" because, you know, there aren't enough misconceptions about the term "Schizo" prevasive in our society already.
    Anyway, this "Schizoaffective" behavior is stuff like hallucinations – which is obviously a trait shared with psychotic disorders: BUT, in a person with a psychotic disorder, those hallucinations are accomponied with a delusion. The individual BELIEVES that what they are seeing or hearing is real. A "Schizoaffective Bipolar" individual will, most often, be PAINFULLY aware that they are hallucinating and that the thing they're experiencing ISN'T real.
    THIS is what they mean when they say "Crazy people don't know they're crazy." A person with a psychotic disorder believes there isn't anything wrong with them. They have delusions. "I'm not crazy, I really was abducted by aliens! You have to believe me!" or, "God has entered my body, my body as my size." Bipolar is a mood disorder, not a psychotic disorder. A bipolar person doesn't have these kind of delusions.
    So, buying all the snake kits "because I believe there's an upcoming rattlesnake epidemic" is a sign of a psychotic episode. Impulse buying from mania is more like "I have to have this. When will I get the oppurtunity to get this again? If I don't get it now, maybe I wont want to get it the next time I have the chance." Even if you aren't aware that you're manic (typically because you are undiagnosed or don't fully understand your condition) that "maybe I won't get it later" is indicitive that you do, on some level, recognize that you do think differently from time to time.
    Also, and interesting thing that's a bit hard to wrap your mind around, is that a person with a psychotic disorder may not even hallucinate what they believe they saw. They simply believe they did. My friend that had schizofrenia, for instance, had a delusion that he was reliving his life. He believed that he saw himself die in all manner of different ways; but, obviously, he couldn't have hallucinated that. He believed that he had already done the thing he was doing, and had seen his future because he already experienced it in a previous attempt at life. This is the more pervasive aspect of a psychotic disorder called "dissociation." Imagine you're sitting in a chair, and suddenly, you're in a different place and watching other people go about their daily lives. You aren't hallucinating this. It's not something you're actually seeing. It's something independent of your reality – a hallucination would be hearing a voice, or seeing a person that isn't there. It's something that's happening to you, in that moment, in your current consciousness. But a person with a psychotic disorder believes they're seeing whatever it is during this dissociation – even though they aren't.

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    added on 14 Jun, 2020
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    you can't self diagnose if you're not diagnosed by a professional don't say you have depression

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    Love how he pronounced “lethargy”

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    Why was the guy from the nightmare before Christmas on the back of the chair 🤔

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Came here after my therapist recommended I take anti depressants and I’m trying to make sense of it.

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    I believe the way I’m acting is a bit unusual compared to the people I know. And I would really like to know if it’s something but my parents won’t let me contact a psychologist so I’ll never know🥺

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