Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Why Am I Bipolar?

Photo by Jakub Gorajek on Unsplash

I was always mercurial, moody and fickle. I came by this naturally, witnessing the mood shifts of members of my family, trying to cope with a world that seemed so intense I wanted to hide sometimes.

Perhaps, part of my mood disorder is the result of nature. My family tree is full of tangled branches. My DNA is…



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Melissa Miles McCarter

Mommy who writes on the side about mental health, family, pop culture, feminism. Editor, — Find out more