World Bipolar Day

Nicole Lyons

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Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that represents a significant challenge to patients, health care workers, family members and our communities. While growing acceptance of bipolar disorder as a medical condition, like diabetes and heart disease, has taken hold in some parts of the world, unfortunately the stigma associated with the illness is a barrier to care and continues to impede early diagnosis and effective treatment. In order to address the disparity in how bipolar disorder is viewed in different parts of the world, the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD),the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) came together to work on the concept of a world bipolar day.The International Bipolar Foundation 

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March 30th was chosen to be the day that we celebrate #WorldBipolarDay because it is also Vincent Van Gough’s birthday, who was posthumously diagnosed as probably having Bipolar Disorder…

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