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Bipolar Disorder: Does the Big Screen Get It Right?

We've come a long way since "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," but how accurate are movies when it comes to portraying bipolar disorder? Claire Gillespie weighs in.

By Claire Gillespie
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The Truth About Living with Mental Illness

HealthCentral reveals the truth about living with five common conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and schizophrenia.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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10 Top Myths About Depression

Number one: It's not just about being sad. Get the facts on one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

By Kelly Bryant
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10 OCD Myths and Facts

Given how often people talk about how "OCD" they are, you'd think everyone has this mental disorder. (Spoiler: They don't.) Get the truth about what living with this condition is really like.

By Christina Vercelletto
Bipolar graphic reading: "Everyone has highs and lows - some just have higher highs and lower lows"

10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

By Julie A. Fast
Schizophrenia graphic reading "Our minds are chaotic, not crazy"

10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

A woman who’s living with schizophrenia clears up the biggest misconceptions about the disease.

By Rachel Star Withers
Anxiety graphic reading "Me on the outside: chill. Me on the inside: full-blown anxiety"

10 Top Myths About Anxiety

Get the straight-up truth about what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder.

By Eddie McNamara
5 Top Mental Health Myths

5 Top Mental Health Myths

Get the truth about what it's like to live with mental illness.

Woman experiencing mania from bipolar disorder.

Is It Bipolar or a Different Diagnosis?

The incorrect diagnosis of bipolar or calling someone bipolar when there is a different set of symptoms disrupts lives, says Julie A. Fast. Learn what bipolar disorder is and isn't.

By Julie A. Fast
Woman with schizophrenia having hallucinations.

Schizophrenia Unveiled: A Brave Depiction of Life With the Illness

Any perceptions you held of schizophrenia are about to be shattered. Rachel Star Withers affords us a view inside her world living with the illness.

By Rachel Star Withers