Key Findings from Surveyed Individuals
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said living with BD-I made them feel isolated and alone.
said they felt they were less productive at work or at school.
had tried to hide their condition from colleagues or classmates.
quit or seriously thought about quitting their jobs because of their condition.
The top three reasons people living with BD-I reported for not adhering to their medications were that they simply forget (71%), side effects (30%), and the way medication(s) interfere with daily activities (24%).
Collectively, this research reinforces the importance of understanding the unique challenges people living with BD-I face and sheds light on the fact that there continues to be a need for effective treatment options with fewer side effects.