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Att tygla sin bipolaritet: En kvalitativ studie om hur diagnosen bipolär sjukdom kan påverka livet, och vilka strategier man kan använda för att hantera sjukdomen.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To restrain its bipolarity : A qualitative study on how bipolar disorder can affect life, and what strategies one can use to handle it. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur personer med bipolär sjukdom upplever att diagnosen har påverkat deras liv, samt hur de hanterar sjukdomen i det vardagliga livet. Studien har genomförts med en kvalitativ ansats med narrativa intervjuer med fem kvinnor som alla fått diagnosen bipolär sjukdom. Resultatet visar att diagnosen har hjälp de diagnostiserade individerna till att acceptera och lära känna sin sjukdom, och därefter kunnat göra nödvändiga förändringar anpassade för att må så bra som möjligt. Informanterna beskriver olika strategier som de använder för att hantera sin sjukdom på ett vardagligt plan. Exempel på strategier som lyfts fram är sömn, rutiner, mediciner, inte företa sig för många göromål samma dag, lyssna på kroppen, mindfulness, terapisamtal och motion. Resultatet av intervjuerna har analyserats med begreppen stigma och identitet samt i relation till tidigare forskning.

Abstract [sv]

The aim of this study was to investigate how people with bipolar disorder experience that the diagnosis has affected their lives, and how they handle the disease in everyday life. The study has been conducted with a qualitative approach with narrative interviews with five women who have all been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The result has shown that the diagnosis has helped the diagnosed individuals to accept and gotten to know their illness, and then how to make the necessary changes adapted to feel as good as possible. The informants describe the different strategies they use to manage their illness on a daily basis. Examples of strategies presented are sleep, routines, medication, do not undertake for many purposes the same day, listen to the body, mindfulness, therapy and exercise. The results of the interviews have been analyzed with the terms stigma and identity as well as in relation to previous research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Bipolar disorder, strategies, stigma, identity
Keyword [sv]
Bipolär sjukdom, strategier, stigma, identitet
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24292OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24292DiVA: diva2:1110567
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2017-06-16 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved

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