Bipolar Disorder

The Brian Lehrer Show

Adventures of a Bipolar Cartographer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sascha Altman Dubrul, writer, activist, musician, and author of Maps to The Other Side: the Adventures of A Bipolar Cartographer, discusses his latest book, a memoir of his experiences with bipolar disorder and his activism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Terror After Boston; NYC Affordability; Bipolar Disorder

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new study finds that New York City is a bargain for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell of The New York Times talks about the findings and new poverty rates in the five boroughs. Plus: Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic on new questions about terror threats to the U.S., both foreign and domestic. Also, the author of a memoir about living with bipolar disorder; a call-in on a proposal to raise the age limit for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18; and Matt Gross, formerly Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, on his journeys and how to make the best of yours’.

The Takeaway

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman on Parenting with a Mental Illness

Monday, June 21, 2010

Most people know Michael Chabon as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.”

And most people know his wife Ayelet Waldman as the controversial essayist who once ruffled feathers by claiming she was more in love with her husband than her kids.

But behind Chabon and Waldman’s high profile writing careers is a very real family, consisting of two parents, four kids, and – as Ayelet writes in her book, “Bad Mother ” - her own mental illness.

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The Takeaway

When Six Year Olds Attempt Suicide

Monday, April 12, 2010

Last week, we were struck by the shocking story of a six-year-old girl in Oregon whose death has been labeled a suicide. We wondered: Is it really possible for a first-grader to suffer from suicidal tendencies? And to deliberately take her own life?