Film to offer new look at bipolar disorder
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 23:09
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, UConn Collegiate Chapter, is screening an illuminating new documentary about bipolar disorder called “Of Two Minds” on Sept. 24 in Oak Hall.
This award-winning documentary, co-directed by Doug Blush and Lisa Klein, captures the lives of people living with the disorder and gives some insight into the extreme suffering as well as the intense exaltation that it can bring.
The film, as shown by the trailer, focuses on the subjective experience of the disorder, rather than on its neurological or clinical aspects, relying on firsthand accounts rather than the musings of experts. The documentary has already garnered positive attention from documentary critics, and has been featured in multiple film festivals.
The screening at UConn, running from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, is sure to attract a crowd, as the enthralling subject matter will draw those UConn students interested in abnormal psychology and neuropathology, as well as documentary enthusiasts, and those whose lives have been touched by the disorder.