interesting article about depiction of bipolar on TV

I’m a great fan of Homeland, and have been fascinated to watch the development of the character of Carrie, who has bipolar disorder. I have felt a lot of identification with her, although clearly the time frames and extremes of her mood states, whilst not inherently unrealistic, are probably inconsistent with her role as a senior CIA operative.

I found this article from the Guardian and would agree with virtually everything that the writer says.