Inside My Manic Mind: A Bipolar Neuroscientist Examines Notes and Art From His Manic Episodes
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder when I cycled into a severe manic episode. Over the course of about six months, my thoughts and actions became increasingly erratic, and my ability to sleep shrank to about 15 minutes a night. I spent my nights either at a 24-hour gym, 24-hour grocery and convenience stores, or playing pool at bars until closing time.
I also kept notebooks full of reminders, ideas, and sketches. I’ve only recently begun to revisit them, and it’s been fascinating.