Not sure if it's happening everywhere in the world, but there's a growing trend in SA to claim BiPolar (or any other mental disorder) in defence to murder crimes.
And it's perfectly logical if you think of it. Been linked, beyond doubt, to a murder? Two choices buddy - life imprisonment (death in some countries), or else an insanity plea. A No-brainer for every defence lawyer this side of the North Pole.
I mean how difficult is it to feign mental disorder after being caught for a murder when...
- Everybody assumes already that you must be looney?
- You're probably under the most stress you've been under your whole life (I mean you don't get caught red-handed for a murder every day)
Of course, I cannot prove the perpetrators are NOT bipolar, just as most PDocs can't. That's the whole beauty of it. AND ALSO: I'm sure there are BiPolars that have committed murders, likely even a higher percentage than the muggle population. But the generalisations that these high profile "murderers with bipolar" foster is doing us dudes no favours. And unfortunately peoploids, I can't see any work-around for this publicity problem, so we're just gonna have to learn to live with a fcked up PR department.
WBF - still coming (prob Mon, tues next week)
V - I think the weather has something to do with it, midwinter is not conducive to high spirits. My Nuerologist appointment is on Monday. Wish me luck.