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General Hospital's Maurice Benard Tapes Appearance On DR. OZ To Air February 25th!

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Maurice Benard and his family traveled to New York this week, and according to the Daytime Emmy winner’s Instagram on Friday, the man who plays General Hospital’s Sonny Corinthos just taped an upcoming appearance on the hit syndicated daytime series, The Dr. Oz Show!  From all signs, it looks like Maurice will be discussing bipolar disorder, a condition he has lived with for many years.

Benard posted a photo of himself, his wife Paula and their daughters:  “Getting ready for the great @dr_oz show Going to discuss something very important to me today Airs Thursday Feb 25th #droz #bipolar #mentalhealthawareness #erasingthestigma

A follower then posted a question to the popular daytime star, and asked if he had advice for her son who also has bipolar disorder.  Maurice replied:  “My advice for everyone is that the best thing you could do would be to get treatment, listen to the people that love you, stay on your medication and you can live a productive life.”

So, are you looking forward to seeing Maurice on Dr. Oz and shedding more light on Bipolar disorder? Share your thoughts below.

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su0000
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su0000

I’m not home to see Dr. Oz ..
However, I have seen a couple of shows when able to be home..
I gotta say; if one is not a hypochondriac before you might be after LOL..

I will check it online to see Maurice and his family !!!!
((remind me when it airs…

Leeanne
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Leeanne

I don’t normally watch Dr Oz but I will that day. I’m a long time watcher of GH and big fan of Maurice. I also happen to have bipolar disorder. I commend GH on how well they protrey bipolar and show how serious it is but also how you can lead a normal life.

Karin
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Karin

So looking forward to seeing this, my husband has Bipolar along with a coupe of other medical issues….I can totally see the Bipolar in him. Love watching Sonny (Maurice) act, he does such a fine job at acting on his Bipolar contrition!

Patrick
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Patrick

Honestly

clearly

I’m w/ suOOOOO

LOL; i’m over the fuzzy lovelorn emasculated MENS ; Sonny and Julian

I can do w/ a little gun fire… sparks… weapons… machismo… catch me

oy! rolling

Sonny basks in a wheelchair… he lives by his own fantasy

LOL

could it be the problem is dour Carly and Alexis

RIGHT !

I cant wait for HIM to…. “WALK” tall

Penny
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Penny

God Bless Him!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I too have suffered from bipolar disorder for too many years …i made some suicidal attempts in the past…and back in the 90s family tragedy ect. and my problem with bd overwhelmed me so much that i had attempted suicide.for the last time…but i got treatment and meds and doing a lot better now…i have relapses from time to time but im learning to deal better with the bd with the help of meds and occasional treatments.

Patrick
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Patrick

theres a certain amount of solace to be taken from this shared site… a connection…

heck! my love for daytime … with “names”

but… it’s a treat to see familiar

sharing serial ; parting thoughts of our livelihood

I don’t mind that … I figure… the one thing fans of Serial have in common

is attention span… expounding on ideals of livelihood fiction and non

tip my hat

Rose
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Rose

Jimh…you are perhaps one if the most honest persons about your “real” life. But you still found room to have a good sense of humor and imagination. Makes me realize why having storylines about certain more uncomfortable topics on the “love in the afternoon/mobster” soaps can be helpful to some and informative to others.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Having a good sense of humor has always got me through some of my roughest times, and was actually helpful to others who were feeling low and made me feel even better…a smile is the best medicine out there.

Rodd
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Rodd

Jimh, glad to hear you’re doing better. Continued success and strength as you deal with this.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks for your kind words Rodd…i appreciate that.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Jim, thanks for sharing. I do respect your struggles, and I wish you all the best!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thank you…

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hi Jim,

Jim…I admire your openness and your honesty about what you’ve been through in life. As I get older, I realize (more and more each day) that confiding in someone is one of the best medicines ever!!!!! And, Jim…always remember this: You, my friend, are LOVED on this website!!!!! Always remember that.

Take care, Jim.

P-e-a-c-e.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thank you…i feel the same about you and so many others…its like an extended family here…peace to you.

Timmm
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Timmm

I cannot wait! Oz is really good with interviewing celebrities. His series with Charlie Sheen has been top notch! Someone had the brains to reboot Oz and get away from all his dime store demonstrations and focus on real problems with real people. Maurice will be great! CeeCee, TUNE IN!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Huh?!?!? I’m sorry but I think that Maurice Benard is making a B-I-G mistake by going on The Dr. Oz Show. To me, Dr. Oz himself is nothing but an annoying, preachy and know-it-all Q-U-A-C-K!!!!! No, no and more no.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I’m with you, Jay! Oz gives physicians a bad name. And I’m not a fan of Benard or his polarizing character — pun intended… Let’s call the episode, “The Quack and the GH Hijack.”

jaybird369
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jaybird369

A-M-E-N to that, Brother!!!!! Also, I have a feeling that Oz himself will spend the entire episode/hour yammering on and on. Self-absorbed moron.

Later, Brother.

P-e-a-c-e.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, James, my sooo fair and just friend.
I more or less said the same thing as you with my response to Jaybird. However, my post did not make it. I do believed Dr. Oz has been called out ….accused of ‘bad science’ practice. Witch doctor? LOL.
He is controversial, is he not? Then again, it makes for sensational television.

Timmm
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Timmm

I disagree jaybird, I think he is legitimate. He has his own ways of expressing his talents and teaching patients. He was best on Oprah. The Oz show had been very watered down. Like I said above, he rebooted his show for 2015-2016. It is better. I bet if you watch it you will come away impressed!

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

jaybird369 wish I had read your post before posting myself. THANK YOU for being original and seeing through the nonsense that is the Dr. Oz show. I can’t tell you how many times I want to scream when I read reviews about health supplements on Amazon and it starts like this “Dr. Oz said …” It’s just like with Oprah, if she told you that jumping off a bridge was good for your health, the followers would do it because for some reason they believe that Oprah and Oz speak the gospel. It is truly sad that people swallow this… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Many of us see it, Chrystie. I caught a few segments here and there, but after so many accusing him as being a charlatan, using his medical status as an instrument of ‘getting through’, I stopped watching. Sometimes, I found his ‘notions’ so obvious, it was ridiculous. Later.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

You’re welcome, Chrystie. Girlfriend…as far as I’m concerned, BOTH Oprah and Dr. Oz are real PIECES OF WORK…Y-I-K-E-S!!!!!!!!!! To me, Oprah is nothing but a agenda-pushing and two-faced HYPOCRITE…and…Dr. Oz is nothing but a yammering, self-righteous and self-promoting MORON!!!!! Oz and Oprah=IDIOTS-AT-LARGE!!!!!!! Dumb as hell.

Take care, Chrystie.

P-e-a-c-e.

Patrick
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Patrick

is this a plot point to further along… acceptance of Morgan… like father, like son

both having bi-polar… with all due respect.. I’m glad this is REELING

I just don’t know if it’s the right thing .. for the most liveliest of Corinthos’ clan , Morgan

if you ask me… everyone else outside of Morgan has … bp

Timmm
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Timmm

Sonny boy has a case of the bi’s at home! How will he handle it?

Morgan is BI polar

Kristina is BI sexual

Carly is BI bye!

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Good for Maurice to get his story out there, and the Oz platform will get viewers, but personally I can’t stand the Dr. Oz show. He purports to know all about everything which is definitely does not. I suffer from migraines so I watched his show on migraines, to give him the benefit of the doubt. Boy was his “expert advise” flawed. Just about everything he said was good for you was actually a migraine trigger. But I think he has achieved the Oprah status in that he speaks and the flock listen and believe. Good for him, bad for… Read more »

debby
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debby

I’ve suffered from being bi polar my whole life. It runs in my family. I was so glad that GH story line shows that there is a genetic component to being bi polar. And yet the treatment is different for each individual. It took years for me to find the right medication.

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In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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