Bipolar Disorder Is Like Having Two Serious Illnesses at Once

NYU's Dr. Nicole Foubister chats with us about the two-faced nature of bipolar disorder.

We're eight weeks into our Big Thinkers on Mental Health series, which is just enough time to begin thinking retrospectively. We launched this string of videos in conjunction with the Mental Health Channel with the goal of opening discussion of anxiety, depression, and the many other psychological disorders that affect millions worldwide. So far we've touched on several big picture issues such as the escalation of suicide rates and mental health in the black community. What's arguably been most successful has been the weekly acute focus on issues and disorders that are familiar to the public though not entirely understood. 


Take for example, this week's video featuring NYU psychiatrist Nicole Foubister, who gives a quick crash course on the trials and tribulations associated with bipolar disorder:

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