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How 'Grey's Anatomy' Got Bipolar Disorder Right

When I hear a TV show or book has a storyline with bipolar disorder in it I typically cringe because they get it all wrong. These storylines are overdramatic, inaccurate or portray people with bipolar disorder as villains. Usually, these characters have an unreliable job history (or no job at all) and a lack of any real relationships. That’s why when watching “Grey’s Anatomy” take on a bipolar storyline I was so happy. I finally saw myself represented.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the nearly two-decade long phenomenon, there’s currently a character, Dr. Andrew DeLuca, who has bipolar disorder — presumably type one. And let me tell you, this is the most refreshing take on bipolar disorder I’ve seen from any media source.

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