The internet has a limited understanding of mental illness. This is because the DSM-5 is the book that therapist, psychiatrist’ and all professional people in the psychology world read. It gives them an in-depth understanding of mental illness, as well as tons of experience with patients.
Bipolar disorder is one type of mental illness. I’m not going to pretend that I’m an expert about everyone with Bipolar disorder because I have bipolar. All I know is how my mental illness as it relates to myself. I want to read the DSM-5 so I can become more than a little average person’s understanding. The internet has a horrible knowledge of mental illness unless told by the patients perspective.