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Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain 1x53

The reality of bipolar disorder is hard to fathom: five and a half million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. Ride the Tiger tells the story of highly accomplished individuals—congressmen, attorneys, pastors, authors, and stay-at-home moms, who have been diagnosed as bipolar.  Most importantly, Ride The Tiger is designed to subvert stereotypes about people with mood disorders by raising awareness, reducing stigmas and improving the lives of those affected by disorders such as bipolar. The film weaves together brave and compelling stories of people with mood disorders with a new narrative of scientists and scholars on the cusp of discovery. It explores questions and connections that are spurring four scientific disciplines of mental health research: genetics, the brain, treatment, and basic science.