1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. My Bipolar Disorder Story [PD Part 1]

1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. About Bipolar Disorder and Schizoid Personality Disorder

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1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness.

1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. About Bipolar Disorder and Schizoid Personality Disorder
1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental disorder. About Bipolar Disorder and Schizoid Personality Disorder

In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.

About Bipolar Disorder (BD or the older name is Manic-Depressive)

DSM Axis I clinical disorders. “Clinical” means relating to the observation and treatment of actual patients rather than theoretical or laboratory studies.
Read more… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder

Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. The median age of onset for bipolar disorders is 25 years.

Bipolar is a mental illness characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity. During mania an individual feels or acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable. It was previously known as “Manic-Depressive”, a mood disorder due to both to genetic and environment factors. 25% in their own family or very close relatives may likely to have BD.

Other characteristics of BD are moodiness, impulsive over-spending, OCD, grandiosity, and high sex drive.

Famous people with Bipolar Disorder
Many creative people have or had Bipolar such as Beethoven, Eason Chan, Darwin, Dickens, Mel Gibson, Ernest Hemingway, Jesse Jackson, Joan of Arc, Marilyn Monroe, Michelangelo, Florence Nightingale, Edgar Allan Poe, Frank Sinatra, Sidney Sheldon, Ted Turner, Vincent van Gough, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Historians now believe that why Britain never surrendered during The Blitz bombing by the Nazis in the second World War was because the then PM Winston Churchill was bipolar and was obsessive enough not to give up when France just surrendered to the Nazis.

Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” song is about Russell Brand, her then BF who is Bipolar. Below are some lines of the lyrics:
You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes.
You’re up then you’re down.
Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bi-polar


I highly recommend this book written by Bipolar Disorder patient and a professor in psychology:
Take charge of Bipolar Disorder. 
A 4-step plan for you and your loved ones to manage the illness and create lasting stability.

Read reviews… http://www.amazon.com/Take-Charge-Bipolar-Disorder-Stability/dp/0446697613

I like the “Bipolar talking” chapter 5.
Bipolar talking is when depression is talking, paranoia is talking, anxiety is talking…
Look out for the “leading comment“: they repeat a particular sentence every time they get sick.
And the “leading action“: a physical reaction like crying, sighing, shortness of breath, slumped body language…

And treat Bipolar Disorder FIRST” – before work, relationships, life decisions, creativity, and life in general. 

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About Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD)

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I give talks on Bipolar Disorder (BD) whenever I have the spare time.

If you are psychiatrist or psychologist, a professor or student and would like know more about my cross-cultural research work incorporating personal growth in coaching CEOs & Celebrities with personality disorders or bipolar disorder, PM me.

I’m not a psychiatrist or psychologist but because of my nature of work as a coach I come across graduates from all types of personality disorders (PD). If I detect or suspect some specific characteristics of PD or BD, I’ll hint to that person to get professional help, counselling, or psycho-therapy.

I’m proof that a Bipolar can lead a “normal”, but somewhat exciting life. A Bipolar can take charge of his/her life, be highly functional, successful, productive, and creative.

Published: 15 July, 2014, 1:29pm
Updated: 14 April 2017.

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Robert Chaen

Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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