Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder

Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves...

Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves bipolar about their experiences with the disorder and about how it is treated.

Guests

Mark Helmke

senior director of public affairs for the National Mental Health Association, wrote about his experiences for the Washington Post Health Section

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

psychiatrist, professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and author of An Unquiet Mind (Knopf)

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