Online discussion forums

Introduction The Bipolar Foundation recently ran an online questionnaire and from well over 3,000 bipolar respondents, all obviously computer literate and internet friendly (or why would they be on our website and answering an online questionnaire). Through cooperation with a … Continued

Mike S: bipolar testimony

Name: Mike S. Country/location: Davao City, Philippines Age: 30 Diagnosis/diagnoses: bipolar I disorder. Onset of bipolar illness and date of diagnosis: 1998 Family/career:  I have been living with this diagnosis for almost ten years now. I am a very outgoing person. … Continued

Michael McCook: bipolar testimony

Name: Michael McCook. Country/location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Age: 18 Diagnosis: Cyclothymia My Story: I was first diagnosed with cyclothymia around the 28th of October 2007. I had had severe mood swings, most of them quite rapid, and my doctor … Continued

Ctrygirl: bipolar testimony

Name: Ctrygirl (online name, due to stigma in a small town). The photo is of me, the hives and the hobby my father passed down to me. Country/location: Ohio, USA. Age: 43 Diagnoses: Bipolar disorder (usually mixed mood or rapid cycling, … Continued

Gillian Mahoney: bipolar testimony

Name: Gillian Mahoney Location: Tuscany, Italy Age: 60 Diagnosis: bipolar disorder Time of diagnosis: finally imparted to me 2002, various diagnoses since about age 14 My Story: My parents divorced when I was aged about two and half. Mother forbade … Continued

Leopoldo: bipolar testimony

Please scroll down for this testimony in Spanish. Más abajo pueden leer el testimonio completo en Español. Name: Leopoldo Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Age:  58 Diagnosis: Bipolar disorder since 1989, diagnosed 20 years after my first crisis when I was 21. … Continued