Bipolar disorder: Rods story

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Rod has a bipolar disorder. He was diagnosed in 1987, when his symptoms had got worse. Since then he has been struggling with his mental problem.

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"I often have to step back and remind myself that I’m living with this condition and still experimenting with ways to manage and live with it."

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