Living with bipolar affective disorder

TEZRA KISAKYE Every man, woman, and child who struggles with bipolar disorder struggles in a different way. I talked to a few people who have bipolar and one oft-repeated lament stands out: “I come from a nice family. I wasn’t brought up to be like this.” Many are dispirited and at a loss to understand or control their own behaviour. Judgment and stigma then spew from the rest- who is this man who treats his wife so shabbily? How did this once upstanding citizen turn into a petty, compulsive shoplifter?…

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