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“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness,” said Aristotle.​

Imagine a bell curve that accurately represents the creativity of American adults. It would show a “normal distribution,” meaning it would be shaped like an upside down ‘U.’ The raised hump in the middle symbolizes those of an average level of creativity, where most of the population lie. It’s a  comfortable spot, with plenty of company and

Faces of Bipolar Depression

My psychiatrist once told me that I don’t fully understand what it feels like to be content – that as an adult I likely had never experience pure, simple satisfaction – that it is a mental state almost completely foreign to me. On the contrary, this collection of bipolar faces shows hope amidst despair. Tragically,

Mel Gibson inadvertently fighting the stigma against Bipolar Disorder

  ARTICLE Fr. PEOPLE.COM Mood swings got you down? Back away from the phone and have a drink. The Oak Bar in New York’s Plaza Hotel is proposing a toast to Mel Gibson and his alleged telephone tirades and debuting a “bipolar” cocktail in his honor. (The actor once said he’d been diagnosed with manic depression.)   In true Gibson fashion,