Bipolar Roundup

Another piece to understanding the complex man that is Richard Dreyfuss is to realize that he has been bipolar all of his life and has been treating the condition with lithium since the 1970s.
“I’ve known that I was since I was a kid. It’s not like I outed myself. Anyone who knew me well knew that I had it. It’s not something you could or should hide. It’s what you are.”
Richard Dreyfuss The Big Interview

I’m mentally ill, I have Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, so it’s a struggle for me, the state of myself, with all these users trying to get high. I don’t get high outside, not anymore. When I got my place, I stopped.
John Thomas, homeless guy in Wisconsin.

He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was convinced that he had AIDS and, when a self-financed critically-acclaimed documentary, Rize, about an urban dance form originating from the rough neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles failed to find a large audience, he called it quits, packed his bags, left his homes in New York and Los Angeles and disappeared on a self-imposed exile, trading in his high-flying photographic career for a former nudist colony-turned-working organic farm in the middle of the jungle in a remote area of Hawaii.
Dave LaChapelle From Fashion Photography To Fine Art

I have lived with depression, anxiety, and, as I have recently learned, an atypical form of bipolar disorder for decades. As a result, I have lived a life of ongoing scrutiny and indefinite probation.
Robert Kominar A choir of voices needed to tackle depression in the legal profession.

Cop punches bipolar grandma.

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School have teamed with the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT for a four-year, $16 million study to better understanding bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. more

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