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Bipolar disorder is quite misunderstood. It isn't just bipolar disorder that is stigmatized, it is all mental illnesses. We can't "get over it," or "suck it up" or "snap out of it."
As far as I know, I don't have a single patient who is ashamed of having high blood pressure. But millions of Americans think twice about seeking help for mental illness.