What's So Funny About Bipolar Disorder?

When we wrote Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, we took some heat for the "irreverent humor" that is characteristic of the For Dummies® series. Some people felt that we went too far. They thought our irreverence crossed the border into the land of insensitivity. Two of our editors told us to soften it up. (In a few cases, we followed their advice.) A couple reviewers gave the book positive reviews and then qualified them by saying that our prose was likely to offend sensitive readers.

Welcome to the Bipolar Beat

John M. Grohol, Psy.D., CEO & Publisher of, generously offered us our own space on Psych Central to blog about topics of interest to those in the bipolar community – people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone else who’s interested in learning more about bipolar disorder. Although we’ve been hosting our own Bipolar Blog for over a year now, we jumped at the opportunity to gain additional exposure, share our knowledge and insights with more people, and listen to what you have to say.