Britney Spears Raising Bipolar Disorder Awareness

Terri Cheney, author of ‘Manic: A Memoir’, weighed in on the speculation that has bipolar disorder as someone who has researched and lived with the condition in a column for the Huffington Post. Cheney said she was sent the following e-mail last week: “The Associated Press began preparing ’ obituary within the past month. ‘We are not wishing it, but if Britney passed away, it’s easily one of the biggest stories in a long time,’ AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington said. ‘I think one would agree that Britney seems to be at risk right now.'”

Cheney said, “The truth is, Britney’s done more to raise awareness of bipolar disorder than all the efforts of doctors, patients and drug companies combined. Whether or not she actually turns out to be one of us, I’m grateful for what she’s accomplished. Everybody knows what bipolar is now. The fact that they’re only seeing the froth doesn’t matter.”

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