Almost 70% of people with bipolar disorder are initially misdiagnosed, according to research from the National Institute of Health. It’s clear that bipolar disorder is wildly misunderstood - and its many misconceptions are perpetuated by behaviors and symptoms that are exaggerated through television and movies. The first step in de-stigmatizing bipolar disorder is through credentialed education. Dr. Domenick Sportelli brings just that in this series. As a Double Board Certified psychiatrist, he understands how to spot the signs in teenagers and adults. He also walks you through how to navigate the complex diagnosis & treatment process, how to handle an extreme manic or depressive episode, and how to manage mental wellness when substance abuse (which commonly co-occurs with bipolar disorder) is part of the problem.