Am I My Diagnosis?

My Struggle Against the Straightjacket of Mental Illness Labels

Manic in Manhattan

Last Wednesday I stood on the corner of 57th and Madison Avenue, staring down at a scrap of paper clutched in my hand.

My Top Five Pet Peeves About Being Bipolar

Cranky Insights Into Mental Illness

How Do I Love Thee (When You're Bipolar)?

Four Simple Guidelines for Loving A Bipolar Person

A Fool’s Gold

It's politically incorrect if not downright subversive to say this in bipolar circles, as well it should be. But come closer and I'll whisper it: sometimes mania's not such a bad thing.

The Dark Side of Innocence

Childhood bipolar disorder is a relatively new phenomenon -- until recently, it was thought that the disease didn't usually manifest until around the early twenties. But since the mid-1990s, there's been a staggering 4000% increase in the diagnosis in young people (and no, that's not a typo).