Tag Archives: bipolar disorder

Holding office while Bipolar

Should mental illness disqualify a person from serving in high public office?  Public perception is a different thing from a clinical assessment, of course.   You know that stigma is still alive and well, when a member of Congress takes a … Continue reading

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Does being manic make a person more interesting?

Anytime somebody is described as manic, you expect excitement.  It’s an ambiguous term that resonates  in the popular culture with affection, and also has a starring role in a clinical diagnosis.  Being manic is easy to caricature: it’s the friend … Continue reading

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