Bipolar Disorder: What You Need to Know

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  • How Serious Is It?
  • African-Americans and Bipolar Disease
  • Obstacles to Getting Care
  • What Puts People at Risk?
  • How Is It Diagnosed?
  • Treating Bipolar Disorder
  • Coexisting Issues With Bipolar Disorder
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. and Mental Health
  • What Is Bipolar Disease?

Obstacles to Getting Care

There are many factors as to why we are least likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder: Mistrust of the medical community, lack of health insurance, cultural stigma, reliance on the church to heal mental issues and a lack of understanding about mental illness overall. 

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