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Living in a bipolar world
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By Mark Vorzimmer
You're bipolar and you probably don't even know it. That's right...I'm bipolar and so are you. I'd watched the TV ad so many times that I finally decided to go online at http://www.bipolarawareness.com/ to take the web quiz and learn my condition. I was shocked to learn that I was bipolar...that is...until I learned that my immediate family was bipolar, my relatives were bipolar, people that reminded me of my relatives were bipolar, and so are you.
Take the "Mood Disorder Questionnaire" and verify for yourself:
1. Has there ever been a period of time when you were not your usual
self and ...
Guess what...you're a bipolar just like I said!
Don't get me wrong, I was glad to know that I was in good company, until it occurred to me that the two DC-area snipers are also probably bipolar (Oops...I just spilled the defense strategy!). John Hinkley Jr., Mark David Chapman, Jeffry Dahmer, and Travis Bickle were all also bipolars. I was so hoping it would be an exclusive affliction like anorexia where I would be beautiful and spoiled and get to go to the bathroom all the time.
Now what do I have to look forward to...exclusive clinics? No; everyone's there...or not, as the case may be. Special parking privileges? No! Federal assistance. No again. A special medical bracelet? You should have seen the look on the pharmacy girl's face! No, I get to keep a "mood diary"...so say's my "webMD." I think I'll start looking for something else. Wait a minute...here's something interesting "How to become a Muslim."
I'll be someone important someday, or maybe I'm just talkin' out my other side.
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