Monday, June 25, 2012
Bipolar disorder is an illness that can be successfully treated if the sufferer "takes ownership" of his/her condition and resolves to get well. It can be controlled with the right psychiatric medication and good ol' "talk therapy." But if the sufferer refuses to recognize his/her own illness, their lives, and the lives of their family members, can become a living hell. Read this article from the New York Times for one example of the mess that occurs when a person with bipolar disorder refuses to accept their diagnosis.