This movie portrays the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, such as extreme mood swings or energy levels, accompanied by increased restlessness and irritability. The movie also demonstrates how medication and therapy can be used to help control these symptoms. Coping strategies are provided for daily life.
But there were some inaccurate statements. Patients with bipolar disorders rarely suffer from grandiose fantasies (which are portrayed in this film in a prominent way). Furthermore there was no mention of any risk factors that could aggravate one’s condition such as substance abuse or stress triggers –– factors which should be taken into account when treating any patient suffering from mental illness. The study also did not explore other therapies such as therapy or psychoeducation, which are proven to help manage bipolar disorder for long periods.