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Not Just a Bad Day: Living with Bipolar Disorder

Synopsis
This documentary explores the lives of four people living under the shadow of one of the most commonly misunderstood and diagnosed mental illnesses, bipolar disorder. The young mother, the party boy, the executive and the teacher all share a common goal: to live a normal life. We see their personal struggles as they each cope with the emotional highs and lows of the disorder. Treating them all through a groundbreaking mood disorders programme he created at his clinic is psychiatrist Dr. Paul Termansen. He goes beyond just prescribing a pill and offers a holistic approach, helping patients manage their mood swings and live productive, balanced lives.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2007
Subjects
Psychiatry; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
group therapy; holistic medicine; mental disorders; bipolar disorder

Credits

Contributor
Paul Termansen

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£40.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Web
http://www.nfb.ca/ External site opens in new window
Notes
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has an international reputation for producing social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content, with a unique Canadian perspective. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards. The website gives details of the complete collection of NFB films. For personal viewing, films are streamed for free at http://www.nfb.ca/ or can be delivered to your i-Phone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry Playbook. Educational institutions can subscribe for online delivery and DVDs for sale are listed in the online store section of the website. Purchasers outside of the USA and Canada will need to check availability and pricing.

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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