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Manic Depression / Bipolar
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1.       soalone
10 posts
 13 Jan 2011 Thu 03:35 pm

Hello

 

Could someone please tell me if people in Turkey talk about mental illness? If they believe they have a problem, do they get help or do they try to hide it?

 

How do you say manic depressive/ bipolar in Turkish?

 

Thank you

 

 

2.       harp00n
3993 posts
 13 Jan 2011 Thu 03:52 pm

 

Quoting soalone

Hello

 

Could someone please tell me if people in Turkey talk about mental illness? If they believe they have a problem, do they get help or do they try to hide it?

 

How do you say manic depressive/ bipolar in Turkish?

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 Hi, i´m native speaker in here. According to me; yes, you can talk about  every illness not only mental illness, but i don´t know what will they do or not ? Actually, who can know that ?

 

You can say;

Manic depressive  = Manik depresif

Bipolar = Çift kutuplu  

3.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 13 Jan 2011 Thu 03:55 pm

It would depend on where the person lives and what kind of support system they have.  There are mental health professionals and facilities in Turkey but the level of social taboo really depends on many factors.  Mental illness is still a fairly taboo subject in most societies.  As available and progressive as mental health treatment is in America, look at what just recently happened in Arizona. 

 

Maybe one of our native speakers can help you with what bipolar disorder/depression is called in Turkish. 

 

4.       soalone
10 posts
 13 Jan 2011 Thu 05:23 pm

I am sure that my husband has bipolar and I have thought it for a long time. Sometimes, he admits that he thinks he has a problem but he will not see a doctor. He has explained that he does not want to take tablets all of his life but also, you cannot admit to being ´mental´ in his country. He said it would be shameful to his family.

 

Also when I have tried to discuss some of these very serious problems with Anne, she just laughs and says give him time, he´s get angry easily or she likes to call him a ´ticking bomb´! That is not good and he has more than a temper. He is not well but his family do not help by trying to excuse his behaviour.

 

Do you think it is people from more modern families that accept that people suffer from mental illnesses?

 

Thank you

5.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 13 Jan 2011 Thu 06:36 pm

 

Quoting soalone

I am sure that my husband has bipolar and I have thought it for a long time. Sometimes, he admits that he thinks he has a problem but he will not see a doctor. He has explained that he does not want to take tablets all of his life but also, you cannot admit to being ´mental´ in his country. He said it would be shameful to his family.

 

Also when I have tried to discuss some of these very serious problems with Anne, she just laughs and says give him time, he´s get angry easily or she likes to call him a ´ticking bomb´! That is not good and he has more than a temper. He is not well but his family do not help by trying to excuse his behaviour.

 

Do you think it is people from more modern families that accept that people suffer from mental illnesses?

 

Thank you

Its really hard to say whether or not a family being modern would preclude them to accept a family member with mental illness.  However, his families acceptance of the possibility will most likely determine whether your husband gets evaluated and possibly treated. 

 

The stigma of mental illness is still very much a part of all modern societies.  In my opinion and from my experience with Turkish friends who have suffered through this, it is probably much more difficult in Turkish society to be open about mental illness.  A Turkish member can probably give you more insight as to why that is but it seems to be so from my perspective. 

 

6.       lemon
1374 posts
 14 Jan 2011 Fri 06:24 am

I dont understand how a person can be hyper excited and hyper depressed at the same time.

its something unimaginable or illogic. or am i wrong?

7.       Lisi Loo
152 posts
 14 Jan 2011 Fri 06:40 am

You are very wrong...

 

Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder, which is also referred to as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes. The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or, if milder, hypomania. Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes, or symptoms, or mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time.

8.       lemon
1374 posts
 14 Jan 2011 Fri 07:34 am

 

Quoting Lisi Loo

You are very wrong...

 

  mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time.

 

You mean this?

Are you replying to me Lisi Loo?

 



Edited (1/14/2011) by lemon

9.       aiça
posts
 14 Jan 2011 Fri 09:15 am

As far as I know the episodes follow each other. For example a time of deep depression after days or weeks of high exitement. So a person can be both manic and depressiv. But of course it would be illogical to be both at the same time.



Edited (1/14/2011) by aiça [spelling]

10.       soalone
10 posts
 14 Jan 2011 Fri 04:31 pm

I definitely see a pattern of this happening and the manic symptoms are not necessarily being ´excited´, it can mean any mood elevated, aggression, irritation, etc. Often, following periods of mania, my husband becomes very depressed, filled with guilt and hates himself. Believe it or not, the depression is better than the mania, when he believes he is the king of the world, he doesn´t sleep much, he makes rash decisions.

 

I would say he is in a manic state at the moment as he has run away and I am very concerned for his well being. I know he will not get the help he needs in Turkey.

 

Would treatment for this illness be expensive in Turkey?

 

Thank you

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