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New study reveals a fascinating relationship between bipolar disorder and earnings

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Relationship Between Bipolar & Earnings“Mental illness is not something we often talk about at work, but for those who suffer from a mental illness, it often affects how they go about their day.”

“That often affects their work — usually, but not always, in a negative way.”


“New research from Barbara Biasi and Petra Moser at Stanford and Michael S. Dahl at Aalborg University in Denmark shows that to be true for bipolar disorder, which “causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks,” according to the National Institute of Health.”


“People with bipolar disorder usually experience both “manic” (euphoric and optimistic) and depressive states. Because of this, it is sometimes called “CEOs disease.” The characteristics of manic states — things like being optimistic and being willing to take more risks — tend to make good entrepreneurs.”


“But there is a big…

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Stop the Stigma: ‘Bipolar’ Is Not a New Word for Just Darn Unpleasant

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STOP THE STIGMA!

“You hear it everywhere. “Oh, she’s so bipolar.”

It’s the diagnosis of the decade. At least in the general public.

It didn’t start with Catherine Zeta-Jones treatment and its publicity, but it has certainly picked up speed since then. Tiger Woods was treated for sexual addiction. You don’t hear people pointing their fingers at others saying, “Oh, he’s such a sex addict.””

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“Here are some statistics:
The National Institute of Mental Health (2005) reports that the prevalence of bipolar disorder is 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. It is interesting and unhappy to note their report that only about half of those with bipolar disorder are getting good treatment. Another scholarly report (2007) breaks down the two major diagnostic categories of Bipolar, I and II, and reports their prevalence, respectively, as 1 percent and 1.1 percent, with what they term “sub threshold” bipolar II at 2.4 percent…

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