The Resource Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness, (online streaming)

Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness, (online streaming)

Label
Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness
Title
Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of Americans every year are diagnosed with a serious mental illness and prescribed drugs as the standard treatment. But are these diagnoses always correct? And are drugs the only or best way to treat their symptoms? Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Ross McKenzie's psychiatrist told him he would have to take lithium to control his symptoms for the rest of his life. But the daily dose of the drug felt like a chemical lobotomy to Ross, leaving him in a foggy haze. Ross believed there had to be a better way and even wondered if the diagnosis was correct. He detoxed off lithium and sought to uncover the root causes of his mental breakdown and pursue alternative treatments. BIPOLARIZED follows Ross' troubled personal journey, while telling a larger story about mental illness and conventional drug treatments. The film questions whether many people are incorrectly diagnosed, and challenges whether toxic psychotropic drugs are the only way to treat mental illness. Weaving together Ross' raw, heartfelt experiences with commentary from psychiatrists and mental health activists, the film recounts the alternative path Ross used to regain his mental, emotional and physical health. Ross is now healthy, living a full life, without the debilitating side effects of psychotropic drugs. His experience is not unique, as the film reveals. Many are now questioning the standard diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, and finding that by choosing to discover the varied root causes of mental health symptoms, it may be possible for many to create a vibrant life, free from mental health disease, without the use of drugs
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2014
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Features: Ross McKenzie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kotzia, Rita
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
76
Technique
live action
Label
Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1166991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 77 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1166991
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1166991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 77 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1166991
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945763044
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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