In the first weeks, feeling depressed, and in the following weeks, feeling abnormally euphoric – it's an emotional roller coaster. Bipolar Disorder can often be stigmatized or misdiagnosed.
So, what causes bipolar disorder? What is bipolar disorder specifically, and how can it be treated?
Explain with stories!
Storytelling is vital in making Bipolar Disorder more relatable. Crafting a narrative humanizes the condition, providing insight into its nuances, moreover when dealing with various personal stories. 
This approach engages the audience emotionally, fostering empathy beyond statistics or clinical descriptions. Through storytelling, the cyclical nature of Bipolar Disorder becomes apparent, offering a dynamic perspective.
From colors to greys
The manic phase is symbolized by vibrant tones that depict heightened energy and confidence. A visually stimulating representation is created by using vivid blues, yellows, and oranges. On the other hand, the depressive phase is represented by dark, greyscale tones that convey profound despair. 
Balancing these contrasting color schemes mirrors the cyclical nature of Bipolar Disorder and visually aligns with the storytelling to accurately portray the emotional highs and lows.
Visual science: cycles and symbols
Visual diagrams and symbols are crucial in explaining the science of Bipolar Disorder. They illustrate the oscillation between manic highs and depressive lows using dynamic graphs and symbolic imagery. The organic graph differentiates between Bipolar-1, Bipolar-2, and Cyclothymia. 
When explaining causes, interconnected brain structures and genetic compositions are visually represented by simple shapes. This creative fusion of imagery and scientific concepts enhances accessibility, making the complex science behind Bipolar Disorder more engaging and understandable.
Credits
Long Huy Dao – Director, Animation, Illustration
Hans Könnecke – Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer
Pauline Karuga – Violin
Steve Wühr – Sound Design

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