03/11/2015 01:24 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2015

How Accurate Is Empire's Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder?

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In last week’s particularly high-stakes episode of Empire, the symptoms of Andre’s bipolar disorder came to an explosive tipping point: After flushing all of his medication down the toilet out of anger toward his father, Lucious, Andre’s behavior seems more erratic than ever before. These spells culminate in his boardroom breakdown at the end of the episode, when his father summons paramedics to wrestle him into submission.

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