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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
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3 exposure HDR (-1, 0, +1)
Conceptual Diptych

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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.
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Photographer
Cheers man, I'm glad you liked it.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Wonderful!
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Photographer
Thanks very much! :iconflowerheartplz:
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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
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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:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Right now he is on an upswing. Hoping it sticks
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
interesting concept and really great realisation.
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Photographer
Thanks very much :aww:
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Climbotizzo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, fantastic job!
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