Mad about Bipolar

Very important information.

The Bingergread Cottage

With a new documentary series about to start on British TV about Bipolar Condition, it has become the buzz-word on social media and although I welcome any factual, sensible insight that will help the general public overcome their fear of mental health issues, I would like to make a few observations. I would like to state at the outset that I am not an expert on Manic Depression, just on my experience of suffering it most of my life.

Fashion. Just as sports and clothing become popular from the number of celebrities using them, so illnesses get a fan-club. Strange as it may sound, it is probably comforting to some people to think that they share some aspect of the life of one of their heroes. When a well-known person is diagnosed with a condition, the name becomes familiar and people jump on it.

Self-diagnosis. Having heard…

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