Stop the Stigma: 'Bipolar' Is Not a New Word for Just Darn Unpleasant

August 25, 2014 3:21 PM

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Stop the Stigma: 'Bipolar' Is Not a New Word for Just Darn Unpleasant

It didn't start with Catherine Zeta-Jones treatment and its publicity, but it has certainly picked up speed since then. Tiger Woods was treated for sexual addiction. You don't hear people pointing their fingers at others saying, "Oh, he's such a sex addict."

Here are some statistics. The National Institute of Mental Health (2005) reports that the prevalence of bipolar disorder is 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. It is interesting and unhappy to note their report that only about half of those with bipolar disorder are getting good treatment. Another s...

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