bipolar

  • ‘I am God’: Why delusional people often think they’re deities

    A woman screaming 'I am God' tried to open the door to a plane midflight: the psychology behind grandiose delusions.

  • Celebrities who have spoken out about their struggles with mental illness

    On World Mental Health Day, a look at some of the brave celebrities who have spoken out.

  • 26 Pieces of Advice That Have Actually Helped People With Mental Illness

    With that expert’s list of ways to manage anxiety, the latest trendy mental health app and that “magical cure for depression” your aunt heard about on TV, it seems like everyone’s full of mental health advice these days.

  • Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton’s Husband: Why We Stayed Together When She Became a Las Vegas Escort (EXCLUSIVE)

    Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton and her husband, Mark Hamilton, with their daughter, Kylie. (Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers) A little more than a decade after champion runner Suzy Favor Hamilton competed in the 2000 Olympics, she was working as a high-priced prostitute in Las Vegas — leaving her husband and young daughter in Wisconsin. I had no knowledge of bipolar disorder in the midst of Suzy’s spiral. Bipolar disorder never crossed my mind, despite what had happened to Suzy’s brother, who had suffered from the same disease and ultimately took his own life.  When Suzy was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I felt a sense of relief. Put very simply, people with bipolar disorder experience wild swings in energy and mood known as manic episodes and depressive episodes (among other symptoms, including hypersexuality).  After her diagnosis, I began to see that all of Suzy’s unusual behaviors were rooted in the disease, especially the sexual component.