Join Gabe Howard, who lives with bipolar disorder, and Dr. Nicole Washington, a board-certified psychiatrist, as they explore the spectrum of this misunderstood illness. They tackle bipolar using real world examples, the latest research, and just enough funny to keep you intrigued.
Can a psychiatrist just point to someone with bipolar disorder and commit them? What factors into that decision – are their guidelines, laws, or rules? And what about the reaction of families and friends? Are they normal for lecturing people about their bipolar disorder?
Are you having trouble with your sex life, but you don’t think your doctor will understand? You decide that it’s too awkward to explain, so you’d rather just stop taking the medication and tell no one – including the medical professionals treating you?
What is hypersexuality? Is it just about having a lot of sex, or is there more to it? And why don’t we hear more about this common symptom of bipolar disorder?
Discussing the pitfalls of getting information from our friends and from medical professionals. Offering tips on how bipolar patients can better advocate for themselves, including what not to say and when it’s better to stay quiet and listen. A nuanced and in-depth conversation about managing bipolar disorder.