Category: Bipolar disorder

China: Bipolar disorder

By Chu Yiwei

Negative. Despairing. Insane. Crystal Ma used these words to describe her life.

Ma, a 20-year-old student at Jilin University, has suffered from Bipolar disorder for three years. She swallowed pills to attempt suicide last November. But she regretted what she had done and called her mother to take her to the hospital to pump her stomach.

Nevertheless, Ma’s condition is still bad. “I started to have insomnia and auditory hallucinations last week. I am not sure whether it was the symptom of schizophrenia,” she said.

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