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Psychology A victim who, having been physically, sexually, emotionally abused, reverses the role and abuses others

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Q. How can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members. Am Mickey 29 year old, I lost my father who died as a victim of Bipolar disorder, because of this now I am afraid that this bipolar could again attack any one of my family members. Is there any chance for bipolar again, if it so, how can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members?

A. Welcome Micky,
I am so sorry to hear that your father did not win his battle with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is thought to have strong genetic links so it is possible that another person in your family may develop sypmtoms of this illness, having said that it is not contageous. Take the situation with your dad into consideration if someone else in your family does develop symptoms of bipolar disorder and get them the professional help that they will need to effectivly manage the illness. GP's and family doctors do not have the tools and knowledge to effectivly treat bipolar disorder, so getting that family memeber involved with a psychiatrist and involved with the mental health community would be a vital step in learning to manage the illness. Bipolar disorder does not have to be fatal. It can be managed. A combination of the right medications, theropy, good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise, meditation etc... can all lead to a healthy and happy life for a person with BP.

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Like Sethe, Sula is both a victim and a victimizer, becoming both at the age of twelve, when her identity is forming.
The coverage is extensive and roughly chronological, beginning with Hara Tamiki, the "father" of atomic-bomb literature, whose early testimonial and documentary writings try to capture the frightening immediacy and particularities of die bombings, and ending with Oda Makoto, whose 1981 Hiroshima is an attempt at a "total novel" that universalizes the experience as one symptomatic of the terrors of atrocity in a nuclear age in which everyone plays a complicit role and the line between victim and victimizer no longer holds.
The school administrators make, or tend to make, the teacher the victimizer.
I believe it begins and ends with the victimizer, he said.
I think everyone wants to protect the innocent victims, but we should also want to convict the guilty victimizer.
The organic and empathetic believability and vulnerability of Lilet's portrayal was one of the series' (few) best suitsbut, that advantage has been harshly bungled and eroded by this unfortunately "wrenched" shift, from victim to victimizer.
In opposite orientalism, Iran is the victimizer and aggressor.
As for Lowe, he's shifted from victimizer (as Scott Peterson) to victim in Lifetime's fact-based crime category, while still managing to be as creepy as he is in those DirecTV commercials.
1) Occurrences of abuse present immediate complications for the people nearest to the victim and the victimizer.
She moves from being a victim to accepting her role as victimizer, from abused to abuser, from manipulated to manipulator, and from abandoned to abandonen This realization is her comingof-age as a woman, and it allows her to move beyond her midlife crisis.
Brown shows how Berrigan and Etty Hillesum, a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, both refused to submit to the culture of violence--Hillesum as a victim and Berrigan as a victimizer.
Inside the court, the argument was all about article 304 (1) and (2), where the actor's lawyer argued about no intention behind the act, while the prosecution insisted that drinking and driving is as good as murder because the victimizer knows it could be fatal.