How We Met, or People With Mental Illness Marry Others With Mental Illness

The other day I was reading an article on a science web site entitled, “People with Mental Health Disorders Often Marry Each Other”. Well, I have bipolar and so does my wife. So that statement is true of us, and it’s also true of other couples I’ve known in real life and on the Internet.… Continue reading How We Met, or People With Mental Illness Marry Others With Mental Illness

What is the true prevalence of bipolar disorder?

Originally posted on Our Lived Experience:
Based on the article: Prevalence, chronicity, burden and borders of bipolar disorder by Fagiolini, A et.al. Journal of affective disorders 148 (2013) 161-169 The traditional defining feature of bipolar disorder has always been the prevalence of a manic or hypomanic episode alternating or occuring cocurrently with a depressive episode.…