FYI: Sixty percent of people with bipolar disorder are too sick to work because of their illness.
It is just like arthritis or heart disease in that some people live quite normal lives with it while others are very debilitated. I got this information from medical research reviewed by Amador who is a psychiatrist who works extensively on chronic and severe mental illness.
Sixty percent seems like a lot to me and that is without the complication of addiction. If you have bipolar and you are up and functioning that is great but many others are not that lucky. Do cancer survivors say " I survived cancer so if you do not then your mother is doing something wrong? "
5 days ago