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Knowledge or understanding of an object, situation, event, or verbal statement.


Knowledge or understanding of an object, situation, event, or verbal statement.


Knowledge or understanding of something.

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Q. What you guys understand from this? I am diagnosed with bipolar type, which is more extreme than bipolar type II. I know about my symptoms but I'm looking for individual experiences. I have interest in painting, numerology, stamp collection, gardening etc... When, I am manic, I just switch from one area of interest to another and completely lose interest in the previous area of interest. What you guys understand from this? I know that each person's experience will differ and I like to hear about your behavior….

A. It is common for people with bipolar disorder to have a short attention span during a manic episode. You have too much to do and too little time to do it in. Your mind will race and your thoughts will be all over the place and often cant complete on scentence before moving on to the next... your behaviours will manifest in the same ways. What you are discribing here are some of the symptoms of a manic episode.
Are you currently being treated for bipolar disorder? If you are and you are still experiencing manic episodes it would be advisable to make an appointment with your doctor so you can make him/her aware of the symptoms you are still experiencing.

Q. What can one understand from this report? my sister is bipolar with her symptoms, doctor also doubts so, but in her report it is mentioned as Bipolar Disorder not otherwise specified……what can one understand from this report?

A. as ChristopherJac mentioned, in any mental illness there are many subtypes to everything, Bipolar is included. and sometimes (rarely but it happens)the bipolar symptoms are also accompanied by other symptoms. then you specify, in your sister's case - there was probably nothing...

Q. My boyfriend understands me when i suffer from bipolar Hi friends, I was diagnosed with Rapid-Cycling Bipolar a year ago. Right now I am looking for some urgent and true support. That’s why I am here in iMedix. I can't really talk to a lot of people about my disorder. The only people that seem to understand me are people who have mental illness. I only have my boyfriend who tries to understand and a friend who is schitzo affective and I really don’t see him much. It would be great to have you people to talk with me. When I was diagnosed I became a kind of antisocial. So Hello everyone, pls help me!

A. Welcome Olivia, pull up a chair and feel free to share whatever is on your mind, ask any question you want to... the people here are open and caring and helpful.
I am a believer that no one can truly fully understand anoter persons sufferings foe everyone is different, with different triggers and life circumstances. All that another can do is offer some of their experiences and thoughts with you. You may find some helpful and others not so much. Try to keep in mind that although not one can truly understand you and everything you are going through they are trying. You have the opportunity to teach the people around you about your illness and how it affects you. express your feelings and your thoughts and triggers etc... give the people around you the opportunity to learn and help you when you need it.

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Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, "Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8" by education specialists Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis offer insightful perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers.
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Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties by Gary Woolley is a general consensus of the possibilities for reading comprehension instruction for students who struggle with reading, including those with reading disabilities and those learning a second language, with a focus on practices in the United States of America and Australia.
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An emerging body of research has identified promising practices to promote reading comprehension among adolescents (Biancarosa & Snow, 2006; Boardman et al.
of Pennsylvania), who has written other books on guided comprehension, explains the use of the guided comprehension model by classroom teachers, staff developers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and English as a second language teachers to teach English learners in grades three through eight how to comprehend text.

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