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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:12 PM

2. I'm sure everyone within his circle is aware


...but like I say, perfect teaching opportunity for an entire country who really needs a lesson. "Brat, waste of talent, drunk, party boy, never grew up, suicidal, domestic abuse, run away, piece of shit." Isn't this more stigmatizing than simply having an expert say, "he needs to seek treatment for what appears to be bipolar disorder"? We can crucify him for his behavior, but god forbid we say "bipolar." That's why we need to have this conversation.

Having said that...

I've said elsewhere, young people with bipolar disorder are famous for going in and out of hospitals and off their meds. There's an invincibility and grandiosity coupled with loss of perspective that accompanies mania. Johnny knows he blew, let's say, $12 million, but he doesn't care. Do you know why? Because he "knows" he's going to make $40 million!

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