Re: “Bipolar GI liked manic feeling of his disorder” (TNT, 1-1).
The headline regarding the tragic murder suicide of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier disturbed me. The diagnosis of bipolar disorder carries enough negative stigma without highlighting it in a case which also may have involved post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.
I wonder what percentage of those suffering from bipolar disorder act out in such a violent way. I suspect the percentage is no greater than in the general population. Psychosis and mania are potentially dangerous, but can be managed with counseling and medication.
My son was diagnosed …