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Ett bipolärt liv: Erfarenheter av bipolär sjukdom
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A bipolar life : Experience of bipolar disorder (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bipolär sjukdom är en kronisk sjukdom där personen upplever maniska och depressiva perioder. Under manin får personen en ökad energinivå, tankarna flödar samt omdömet försämras. Depressionen kännetecknas av nedstämdhet och en dyster sinnesstämning. Syftet med denna studie var att beskriva vilka erfarenheter en person har av att leva med bipolär sjukdom. En narrativ analys har använts. Denna bygger på fyra självbiografier. I resultatet framkom det att det kan ta lång tid innan diagnosen ställs och därmed rätt behandling sätts in. Samtidigt är det vanligt att patienterna slutar ta sina mediciner på grund av biverkningar. Personer med bipolär sjukdom känner ofta oro och ångest inför att insjukna i nya maniska eller depressiva perioder. Känslor som oro och ångest kan i kombination med depressiva perioder leda till självskadebeteende. Till exempel att de skär sig. Den som drabbas av bipolär sjukdom kan ha stor nytta av familjen som skyddsnät. Även andra personer som är i en likande situation kan vara ett stort stöd.

Abstract [en]

Bipolar disorder is a chronic disease where the person experiencing manic and depressive episodes. During mania has the person an increased energy level, the thoughts flow and impaired reviewed. Depression is characterized by sadness and a gloomy mood. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience a person has to live with bipolar disorder. A narrative analysis was used. This is based on four autobiographies. The results showed that it can take a long time before getting diagnosed and therefore the appropriate treatment. While it is common that patients stop taking their medications because of side effects. People with bipolar disorder often feel anxiety before falling ill with manic or depressive episodes. Emotions such as worry and anxiety can be combined with depressive episodes lead to self-injury. For example, they cut themselves. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder can benefit greatly from their family as a safety-net. Even other people who are in a similar situation can be a great support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Bipolar disorder, Autobiographies, Experience, Living with, Manic-depressive disorder
Keyword [sv]
Bipolär sjukdom, Självbiografier, Erfarenhet, Leva med, Manodepressiv sjukdom
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-9013DiVA: diva2:498211
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Study Programme in Nursing
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Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-11 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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