Bipolar disorder (BPD) is a life-long disease that can be very dangerous if not treated properly. BPD can be treated, and people with BPD can go onto lead great lives despite having this disorder. A few famous people who have publicly admitted that they have BPD are Catherine Zeta-Jones who announced it publicly that she had BPD II, “so others can come out without fear”. Britney Spears, the pop princess, also said she was likely to have BPD to People magazine. Sinead O’Connor shared with Oprah in 2007 that she had BPD at the age of 37. Carrie Fisher, 54, (Princess Leia from “Star Wars”) was diagnosed with BPD at age 28. The writer Virginia Woolf also had BPD; at age 59, she drowned herself while in a depressed state. Linda Hamilton, 54, actress of Terminator, shared she has lived with BPD for more than 20 years. All of these celebrities and many more, have dealt with BPD for many years of their life, and they were able to go forth to be productive, successful and entertain the world. All of these people, at some point in their life, were very successful despite having BPD. BPD can be treated and managed as can be seen through these popular examples.
Bipolar Disorder (BPD) Nature and Nurture
There is not enough evidence to prove without a shadow of doubt what causes BPD. When talking about nature, one thing BPD people have in common is that this disorder can often be traced back to a genetic flaw. Some people do have (BPD) with no family history, but there may be a lack of complete history to confirm this. Bipolar has been shown to run in the family; if a sibling or a parent has BPD, the odds of another person in the family having BPD increases drastically. The problem with the genetics is that it does not always pass down to the following generation; sometimes many generations are skipped. Most scientists believe that there is a combination of different things that may be responsible for BPD. One interesting fact is that if one...