Tag: bipolar disorder

9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bipolar Disorder

It’s a common misconception that bipolar disorder is synonymous with “mood swings.” The mental illness, which, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, affects approximately 4.4 percent of American adults at some point during their lives, is often misunderstood by the public. It also frequently goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, meaning that many patients wait years […]

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This Is What It’s Really Like to Live & Parent With Bipolar Disorder

I’ve never liked the color white. It is bland, cold, sterile and is the backdrop for most bad memories. My father died in a windowless white room — in a white bed, covered in white sheets. My first apartment was white, and the unfinished walls were a stark reminder that this arrangement was temporary. This […]

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