I read an interesting article this morning about the emergence of bipolar disorder in college years.
Personally I found it particularly interesting because even though I had my first big episode in high school, I left for college unmedicated and had a second episode and hospitalization during the first year of college, right before dropping out.
According to this article, it is extremely common for bipolar college students to leave school without finishing a degree, and even to be underemployed for the ones who completed a degree (no surprise to me there!).
This article by The Boston Globe also talks a bit about why college aged students are likely to experience their first bipolar episodes during college, if they have bipolar disorder, and what schools in New England are doing to try and help bipolar students succeed.
To check out the full article, click here…