Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
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I’d like to confront the cult of ‘positive thinking’. Even knowing what we do about neuroplasticity, we don’t yet understand the mechanics of depression, bipolarity or mood for any thinking adult to present “Think happy thoughts!” as a panacea. Telling someone who is depressed and overwhelmed to ‘Think positive’ or ‘Cheer up’ is like telling a drowning man to ‘Think oxygen’.