Empire Venturing Into Little Discussed Area Of Bipolar Disorder

Mental illness affects so many people, including African Americans. Horrible stereotypes still linger, preventing people from getting treatment. Thank you Empire for taking this on and shining a light on a real problem!


Trai Byers as Andre Lyon in Empire FOX

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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

Television new sensation Empire is headed into little discussed area. Bipolar disorder.Andre Lyon’s bipolar disorder took a major scene stealing moment in the last episode. Andre’s wife, Rhonda, reminded him that he needs to take his medication and make regular doctor visits. The stress became too much for him when his father seemingly passed him over for heir of the…

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