“UP Down” is an excellent documentary which provides a broad overview of bipolar disorder. It delivers its information through many clips from interviews with people representing a wide cross-section of those diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Its run time is approximately 1 hr and 20 minutes. This film will be very helpful to those who are in the early stages of learning about bipolar disorder.
In a study, people suffering from bipolar disorder reported to have experienced many positive experiences such as higher academic abilities, acute senses, perceptual sensitivity, focus, clarity of thought and being for productive and creative. Some of the participants reported to being grateful for these experiences over the negative experiences of bipolar disorder. The post on Bipolar Trek discusses more findings and its possible implications.