Depression is a major symptom of bipolar disorder. It is marked by low moods and persistent feelings of sadness. It can complicate treatment. Depression is often linked to hospitalization for patients with bipolar disorder.
I am the original crying clown. Last month, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) staged one of its three road show national conferences in New Jersey. As president of the newly-resurrected state organization, it was my job to give the opening welcome. I saw the conference as a unique opportunity to put our state organization on the…