About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder, but the illness is often misunderstood -- and people living with bipolar disorder often face a stigma. We teamed up with the International Bipolar Foundation ask people to share one thing they wish others understood about living with bipolar disorder. Here is what they had to say. #bipolar
Myth: BPD is not a real psychiatric disorder. Fact: Studies have shown that individuals with BPD have a smaller hippocampus and amygdala, areas of the brain which control emotions and thought processing.