There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.
In short, "Up/Down" is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it. Looking for something with a more scientific or clinical angle? Try a textbook.
"Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly stigmatized in our culture today, and 'Up/Down' could certainly be instrumental in changing that fact."
Film Duration: 83 min