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10/29/2014 11:03 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2014

The Secret Dual Lives Of People Living With Mental Illness

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For many years, Liz Obert woke up, got dressed, went to work and acted as if everything was fine. Once she returned home, however, she found herself lying around depressed, feeling hopeless and full of dread. Diagnosed in her early 20s with depression, Obert said she tried therapy and medication, but nothing seemed to work until around five years ago when a psychiatrist diagnosed her with bipolar II disorder and put her on mood stabilizers.

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