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I Want to Be Bipolar, Too!

As more and more celebrities talk openly about living with bipolar disorder, the diagnosis is not only becoming more common – it's becoming downright popular. The March issue of The Psychiatrist carries an article entitled "'I want to be bipolar'... a new phenomenon," in which authors Diana Chan and Lester Sireling point out the following:
Despite the stigma attached to mental illness, we have noticed in our clinical practice a new and unusual phenomenon, where patients present to psychiatrists with self-diagnosed bipolar disorder.
Personally, I...
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