Highlights from our World Bipolar Day AMA 2022!

May 18, 2022
Highlights from our World Bipolar Day AMA 2022!

Our 4th annual ‘Ask Me Anything’ was a massive success! With over 600 questions, 2,000 comments, and a staggering 2.6 million views, it was our biggest AMA yet!

In partnership with the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, CREST.BD brought together over 40 experts, including researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience to answer your bipolar disorder questions.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the largest ever Q&A on Bipolar Disorder. We are thrilled to have had such a wide-reaching event, all thanks to you!

Check out our World Bipolar Day AMA on r/IAmA!

Read the AMA!

Our Top Questions

Here are the most upvoted questions from this year’s AMA, with answers from some of our panelists. The questions asked have helped us understand what the community really wants to know. So, going forward, we’ll prioritize sharing information about these topics. Follow our newsletter to stay tuned!

1. What is the difference between bipolar disorder type I and type II?


2. What is being done to make mental health services more accessible for racialized, low-income, and other underserved communities?


3. What is the likelihood of ADHD being mistaken for bipolar and vice versa?


4. What is the likelihood of having bipolar and ADHD?


5. What are some useful tools for managing anger and rage as someone with bipolar?


6. How can I manage feelings of shame, especially following mania?


7. How quickly does neurodegenerative decline happen with this disorder? What difference does sustained treatment make?

8. I am dating someone with bipolar. What tips do you have for me?


9. What’s the role and understanding of lithium nowadays?


10. Can psycho-assisted therapy with mushrooms help bipolar depression?

11. What are the similarities and differences between bipolar disorder (BD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)?


12. How do I decide when to disclose my diagnosis? If I do, how can I deal with the potential for stigma?


Thank you again to everyone who took part in our AMA! We hope that our team of panelists has been helpful to you. We’ll be back soon with more blog posts about some of the most requested topics, including a special blog series on bipolar disorder and women’s health. Stay tuned!


Previous AMA Events

Last year’s AMA was a success! With over 1000 reddit comments, we are happy to see this momentum continue into 2022. The highlights from our 2021 AMA can be found here.

The banner for last year's event, which says 'AMA' in large indigo letters.

Our second AMA saw over 1,000 comments from people with all sorts of questions about bipolar disorder. We’ve taken some of the highlights from the day and published them in a blog post here.

The banner for last year's event, featuring Erin and Steven.

Erin and Steven hosted our first bipolar AMA on March 29th, 2019, and the response was overwhelming! The highlights from the event can be found here. We also hosted live Twitter Q&As on all things bipolar on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2019 and 2020 – you can read those questions and answers here.

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