Bipolar Disorder

There are several movies that depict people who have bipolar disorder. Some are accurate representations and some are more dramatized for effect. Silver Linings Playbook was a novel written by Matthew Quick and adapted into a movie by David O’Russell. While it seems to be an accurate representation of bipolar disorder, I feel it can still lead to stigma towards those with bipolar disorder. In this scene, I think it can lead people to think that those with bipolar disorder are unpredictable, unstable, and incapable of controlling their actions and behaviors. Following this clip is a video made by Buzzfeed that I thought pointed out how people with bipolar disorder feel they are misrepresented.


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