Since bi-polics tend to be obsessional the Internet can be a breeding ground for obsessional research into this illness and a multitude of other things. Indeed I have referred to many websites in the book, which is because I used to constantly go on line to see if I was dying. If something doesn’t feel right then I now ask my doctor directly. The internet is a modern wonder but it has its dark side too and needs to be used responsibly.

Try not to be dragged into all the you tube documentaries on bipolar which at best are distressing and at worst often incorrectly portrayed and damaging. No two people have the same strain of the illness, so putting depression and mania ainto one big basket is irresponsible.

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