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Newt Gingrich and Bipolar Disorder Redux

Jan 24 2012 | Comments 10

I wrote about the issue of bipolar diagnosis and whether it matters for a presidential candidate. Check it out here.

liz | 12:52 PM | Uncategorized

Jan Says:

Just started subscribing to your blog. Very interesting topic. I do not think it would be wise to elect a president with bipolar disorder. This comes from my own experience having bipolar. Any person in charge of our wonderful country needs to be in complete control of his faculties at ALL times. The military does not allow men or women to enlist who are on anti-depressants. Standards should not be lowered for the President of the United States.

Feb 9 2:27 PM

markps2 Says:

Yes I agree that bipolars should be banned. Only unfeeling robots normal people should be in charge. Robots Normals make the most logical decisions

Feb 9 2:36 PM

Katie Brind'Amour Says:

Hello Liz,

I am interested in writing a guest post for your blog, perhaps about being in a relationship with someone who has bipolar disorder or using social media to reduce the stigma of mental health issues. I am certified in Mental Health First Aid and I am a freelance health and wellness writer. I am also a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Masters in Biology and an in-progress PhD in Health Services Management and Policy.

I hope you will find the guest post suggestions a useful addition to your site, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and take care,

PS I apologize for this contact method – the site’s Contact link wasn’t functional.

Mar 11 8:51 PM

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Mar 14 3:23 PM

Jacqui Says:

There is talk that Winston Churchill (who was Prime Minister of Britain in World War II)suffered from “Manic Depression”. He definitely was the man for the moment.

Mar 17 1:44 PM

Josh Says:

Personally, I think someone who does not have such a condition should just be the one to take a shot at presidency. I read about the possible risks an untreated person may have which made me take the best bipolar disorder test myself.. If that individual with bipolar disorder has quite a manageable and mid case, then some consideration may actually be given.

Jun 26 12:41 AM

Prima Says:

I was diagnosed with bipolar six years ago, and I am inspired by leaders throughout history that had bipolar and were still able to accomplish many wonderful things. While I know that it can be difficult to deal with the ups and downs of bipolar, I also know that it is possible to accomplish great things.

Mar 16 6:03 PM

Motors Says:

Gret share ya man .. Diagnosed well

Jul 23 10:56 AM

It Ratkaisut Says:

To be honest i am not too familiar with this disorder and it seem that this disorder is really different to some disorder and hope that in near future they will invented a good medicine about it.

Jan 17 12:40 AM

nemopode Says:

I would be very happy if you could read my ebook about bipolar disorder and may be even review it on amazon or on your blog.
Please let me know, I can even send you a free copy

Feb 14 4:11 PM


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