Bipolar Disorder is a physical illness: this blog post from “Bipolar for Life” will lead you to an article in Psychiatric Times that documents it. Bipolar is as “real” as Type 1 Diabetes, and those who suffer from it don’t deserve jokes or shunning, they deserve compassion and decent treatment.
Holy mackerel, Bullwinkle, there’s actually physical evidence that our brains are different from the neurotypicals! Yes indeedy, bloggie friends, the picture is not a pretty one, but hey, we knew that already.
The link to the article in Psychiatric Times is below. If you have trouble with it, let me know in the comments and I’ll copy-paste it in its entirety.
Unfortunately the only way to qualify for this test is to have a post-mortem. So there’s plenty of time to kick up our heels and enjoy being Bipolar, Schizophrenic, Schizoaffective, or any or all of the above!
Feel free to print this out, and if anybody gives you any shit about “Just snap out of it,” shove it up their, uh, nose. We have a Real Physical Disease.
Isn’t that great?
Explains a lot, anyway.