Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Those living with bipolar disorder face a broad range of challenges unique to the disorder: understanding and accepting the diagnosis, adjusting to life with bipolarity, learning to manage one's symptoms, finding appropriate professional help, dealing with the disorder’s impact upon relationships and career, and facing the unfortunate realities of social stigma associated with psychiatric illness. Bipolar You addresses these wide-ranging issues as they present from the late teenage years on up through adulthood. Bipolar disorder would be easier to treat if it emerged in middle-age, when lifestyle patterns are more conducive towards maintaining stability. But the onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs somewhere between the mid-teens and the mid-twenties, which also happens to be a time of considerable turbulence and developmental change. Bipolar You addresses the challenges faced by young adults trying to deal with the realities of living with this disorder.