Bipolar disorder

Professor Philip Mitchell, AM, MB BS, MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych
Scientia Professor and Head, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales; Director, Bipolar Disorders Clinic, Black Dog Institute, Sydney.


Over the last decade there has been growing professional and public interest in bipolar disorder. Once regarded as an uncommon and somewhat “Cinderella” condition, it now receives considerable media interest, with increasingly frequent accounts of high-profile figures such as actors and sportsmen who purportedly have this illness.