Empire: Andre Lyon Has Sorrows, Needs Somebody to Lean On

King Kong ain't got nothing on Andre Lyon, who was the star of Wednesday night's episode of Empire. Initially, it seemed like Andre was the most qualified brother to take over a post-Lucious Empire Records, but his emotional instability—a result of his bipolar disorder—has made it clear he maaayyy not be the best… » 3/05/15 1:15pm 3/05/15 1:15pm

Fox Business Host to Woman: Your Bipolar Disorder Is a Made-Up 'Fad' 

Fox Business radio host Tom Sullivan has some thoughts on mental illness and those thoughts are—you better sit down for this one—pretty dumb. Sullivan told a caller recently that her bipolar disorder was probably just Feelings and also a total fad designed to make money off suckers like her. You may be surprised to… » 1/30/15 5:40pm 1/30/15 5:40pm

Are Bipolar Characters Finally Getting a Fair Shake on Television?

As anyone who's experienced bipolar disorder in their own brain (or been close to a bipolar person) can attest, it's not all magnificent highs and crushing lows as depicted on television dramas, and treatment is never as simple as one noble, weepy trip to the hospital and back. In fact, many (most?) bipolar people… » 4/10/12 6:30pm 4/10/12 6:30pm

Why A Rape Doesn't Get Prosecuted

When University of Iowa grad student Rebecca Epstein reported her rape, Asst. County Attorney Anne Lahey declined to prosecute. It's not completely clear why, but we'll consider a couple of possibilities. » 7/19/11 3:02pm 7/19/11 3:02pm

How A Rape Case Went Off The Rails

When University of Iowa graduate student Rebecca Epstein reported to police that she'd been date-raped, she hoped she'd get justice. But because of the circumstances of her case — possibly including her bipolar disorder — that's not what happened. » 7/19/11 3:00pm 7/19/11 3:00pm

The Celebrity Guide To Bipolar Disorder

With recent revelations of mental illness by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Lovato making the rounds through mainstream media (including Michael Douglas's recent sit-down with Oprah), bipolar disorder is experiencing a moment in the spotlight. Top that off with Charlie Sheen's ambiguously energetic "I'm Not Bipolar"… » 4/26/11 3:57pm 4/26/11 3:57pm

Mel Gibson May Be Mentally Ill, But He's Still An Asshole

Some are floating Mel Gibson's supposed bipolar disorder as an explanation for his abusive rants, raising the question, when is an asshole just an asshole? » 7/14/10 4:55pm 7/14/10 4:55pm

Pregnancy And Mental Health Are Like Oil And Water

A new study shows that pregnancy may give rise to obsessive-compulsive disorder in some women, making the balance between pregnancy and mental health care even more complicated. » 6/10/10 6:20pm 6/10/10 6:20pm

Dear Moby And Miley: Please Shut Up About The Disorders You Don't…

In a profile in today's New York Times, Moby admitted that though he doesn't have Asperger syndrome, he likes to "pretend I do. It makes me sound more interesting." Yeah, no, Moby. It actually makes you sound like a dick. » 3/28/10 2:50pm 3/28/10 2:50pm

For Doctor, Being Bipolar Is An Asset And A Disorder

Today's Times profiles Dr. Alice Flaherty, a neurologist whose bipolar disorder has, she says, made her more empathetic to her patients. » 3/17/09 12:30pm 3/17/09 12:30pm

Lawmakers Get Pissy About Cigarette Ads In Women's Mags

A bunch of lawmakers are mad about cigarette advertisements in women's magazines. We'd tell you who, but it's the end of the day, and what we have to say is: Pall Mall, you suck. Your yellow cardboard ads annoy the shit out of us. Otherwise, as we sit here scratching our heads wondering how we caught bipolar disorder,… » 6/06/07 6:39pm 6/06/07 6:39pm

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