Topic: bipolar disorder

Demi Lovato as the Poster Child for Bipolar Disorder Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Demi Lovato as the Poster Child for Bipolar Disorder Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Both Catherine Zeta-Jones and Demi Lovato recently came out as bipolar. By virtue of their being in the public eye, that means the two celebrities have become de facto poster children for the illness. And it seems that was their very intention: to decrease the stigma associated with the disorder by being public about having it. However, in the ensuing weeks since the two actresses opened up, the media has jumped on their stories and turned them into feel-good tales of bravery that come packaged with a happy ending, essentially implying that seeking treatment for a problem is the same as being cured of that problem. More »