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December 20, 2012
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Bipolar by simonebyrne Bipolar by simonebyrne

Bipolar Disorder is a medical illness that causes severe mood swings which are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. People who suffer from this illness lack the control mechanism that enables them to pull away from emotional situations and as such their lives may spiral out of control, through no fault of their own. The illness is very serious and very real and affects not only the sufferer, but their friends and family as well. There is still a lot of stigma attached to this disease, given that it is a mental illness to which very little is known about. It is incurable, but can be controlled by medication, diet and exercise. Most bipolar types are brilliant, creative, inspiring, loving, generous and caring individuals who contribute to making the world a better place, but all the while they struggle every day to survive.

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Canon 350D + 18-55 mm lens
1/6 sec f22 iso 100 18 mm
3 exposure HDR (-1, 0, +1)
Conceptual Diptych

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M155-B3h4v3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there

I would really love to feature this on My Blog

Please could you give me a shout and let me know if you're interested.

simonebyrne Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Hi there!

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I haven't been on DA for quite some time.

Sure, I don't mind if you feature my image in your blog, as long as you credit me and link it back to this page.

Hope you have a safe and happy holiday season ^^
b4dboy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Hey man, I've just been diagnosed bipolar and wanted to say your pic moved me. Thank you.
simonebyrne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Photographer
Cheers man, I'm glad you liked it.
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
simonebyrne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much! :iconflowerheartplz:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my brother suffers terribly from this ad has attempted suicide 3x this past year. i can relate
simonebyrne Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Photographer
Very sorry to hear about your brother. I truly hope he is receiving the care and treatment he needs. :heart:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Right now he is on an upswing. Hoping it sticks
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Photographer
interesting concept and really great realisation.
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