"That's the moment when your feelings are multiplied tenfold, when you experience disappointments more than 'normal' people", describes Omar, a painter.
In this first episode, Omar and Rania, both of whom are afflicted with bipolar disorder, describe the nature and onset of their psychological difficulties and, each in their own way, attempt to deconstruct the reality of bipolar disorders and the situation of the psychiatric system in Tunisia.
The disorder is characterised by alternating manic and depressive episodes. "The environment in which I live generally attributes changes in behaviour or mood to a bewitchment. They say that the person is cursed", laments Rania, a music teacher.
They both denounce the systematic stigmatisation of people with bipolar disorder. The many stereotypes and the way society views their condition have had multiple negative consequences on their daily lives.
This podcast contains difficult parts that might be offensive to some people.
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