Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that causes extreme changes in moods from depressive to manic. During the depressive stage, individuals with bipolar disorder feel the same feelings of sadness as people with just depression. During the manic phase, patients experience euphoria and are energetic.
When I left my analyst’s office for the last time, way back in 1963, he told me one thing to keep me going. I was heading back to New York City, where I’d been born, after six years in California, learning my craft of film-making. “Keep doing creative things,” he said. I took that statement for granted. How else would I ply my trade…