Ivy League graduate fights bipolar disorder – Sun Journal

The world seemed to come crashing down on June 20, 1993, for then-36-year-old “Bart” of Queens, N.Y. Before that day, he had college degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard, and was earning $135,000 a year in business. His wife was a New York psychologist.

But afterward?

“That day, I was talking on the phone to a colleague about future technologies,” Bart, now 52, said in a telephone interview. (His name has been changed.) “During the call, I had what felt similar to a panic attack and felt this rush of heat all over my body. By the time I’d hung up, I was shaking. I was completely freaked out.”

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