lucidinterval.org is a personal website on bipolar disorder written and maintained by Peter Newman. I have over 40 years experience managing my own bipolar disorder (type I) also known as manic depression. I have the classic, acute, form of the disorder: intense episodes of mania, intense episodes of depression, with fairly long lucid intervals in between. From a combination of preventative medication, learning how to detect episodes early, and plain good fortune, my last serious episode was over twenty years ago. I hope you are able to bring this beast under control more quickly than I was.
Who put me back
On the straight and narrow,
So well, and so often,
And who taught me to keep my balance.
For always being there.