Bipolar Disorder is viewed by many as a taboo subject not fit for polite conversation. While many patients with bipolar disorder do want to keep their privacy about health matters, they should never feel embarrassed or ashamed to talk about their illness when they feel it is necessary. Open conversations about bipolar disorder can help the patient and their loved ones better cope with the condition.
In numerous pieces here and elsewhere, I have included Teddy Roosevelt (TR) as one of a number of US Presidents who may have had bipolar disorder. I have been viewing Ken Burns’ PBS six-part series, The Roosevelts, which has provided new insights. But first, some background … What got me started initially was a…