Celebrities Coming Out With Bipolar: A Force For Good?

‘When I tell people I have bipolar these days the response I get is quite different to how it was just a few years ago. The old response was “What’s that?” but nowadays I’m more likely to hear “Catherine Zeta Jones has that!” or “Isn’t Robbie Williams bipolar?” Positive representation of someone with a bipolar … More Celebrities Coming Out With Bipolar: A Force For Good?

Pregnancy And Bipolar Disorder

A recently published article in the prestigious British Medical Journal has demonstrated that there are no significant differences in adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes in treated versus untreated women with bipolar disorder; this is an important piece of empirical information for clinicians tasked with the onerous responsibility of weighing the risks and benefits of prescribing … More Pregnancy And Bipolar Disorder

High Profile Politicians & Bipolar Disorder: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Jesse Jackson, Jr., US Congressman from Illinois, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type II), has sent a resignation letter to the Speaker of the House. Citing his mental ill-health as the motivating factor in this move, Jackson said: “For seventeen years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to … More High Profile Politicians & Bipolar Disorder: Are They Mutually Exclusive?