I'm really glad to have found a Bipolor Disorder message board. I have Bipolar I Disorder. I am employed as a research scientist. I love my work and it keeps me glued together. I have one child. She's 21 and in graduate school for physics. She is also blind. My daughter has always been my inspiration to tackle the tough days that being Bipolar creates. I have more severe manic cycles than depressive cycles. Several of my manic episodes have resulted in involuntary commitments and the use of restraints. Psychosis when I'm manic is a severe problem for me. I'm just now settling down from another prolonged manic episode. I hate the aftermath of mania. It will be nice to be able to share my frustrations with people who know how I feel.