Someone said :
Eh... Bipolar is hardly new! And very much real, people have killed themselves over it!
Your statement makes as much sense as denying diabetes exists. Just because a condition is mental rather than physical doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Sorry Frodo, bad choice of words.
There are so many fakers out there though who do it for attention (we all know this), and it makes things harder for people who are genuinely ill. By "new", I was really referring to all the misdiagnosis that's happening regarding ADHD etc...
I've a niece who suffers from depression and she even says there are so many girls in her social circle alone that just blurt out any old nonsense that they are supposedly suffering from just to 'be part of something'
No offence meant to yourself.