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Bipolar Disorder

The Five Faces of "Normal"

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Blended faces.
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Woman wearing sunglasses looking toward sun at sunset.
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Those lucid intervals between mood episodes


Teen girl dancing with headphones on.
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Exuberant behavior that is not necessarily hypomanic


Man thinking deep thoughts.
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Thinking deep behavior that may include mild depression


Anxious woman looking out window blinds.
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Not necessarily a safe harbor


Cutout portrait image of young black man.
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Hardly an ideal


Man working in studio on an easel.
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A word of caution …


Hands holding creative brain concept.
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Another word of caution …


Woman with arms raised in field of tall grass.
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Know thyself


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.