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9 Misconceptions Clinicians and Researchers Make About Bipolar Disorder

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Young woman, serious, looking into a mirror.
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Portrait cut out of man.
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We want to be normal


Young woman taking a deep breath and relaxing outdoors.
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We want to be stable


Happy woman outside with arms raised in the sun.
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We are addicted to our highs


Brain fog concept.
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We lack insight into our illness


Business man with hands up to stop.
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Treating bipolar is all about treating depression and mania


Woman taking medication.
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Medications are the cornerstone of bipolar treatment


Diverse group of people with hands in.
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Those with bipolar are different


Brightly colored umbrellas against blue sky.
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Everyone with bipolar is the same


Thank you note and daisies.
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A note of appreciation


John McManamy

John McManamy

John is an author and advocate for Mental Health. He wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Depression and Bipolar Disorder.