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.
What questions do we need to be asking? Funny you should ask. Each year, Edge - which bills itself as on online salon - poses one question a year to more than 150 of the deepest thinkers in the world. The list is heavy in physicists, evolutionary biologists, and cognitive psychologists. It is also well-represented in philosophers,…