Katherine Finn, 14, describes the symptoms that led to her bipolar disorder diagnosis.
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I was kind of like the weird kid, like the kid who just is out there and just has like three different personalities every week. It's just so confusing and it's so hard to describe and point out to other people, because it's not a very common thing. I am proud of the fact that I have bipolar disorder, but it's really hard for me to communicate with my peers and other people who I am close with, because they don't really have much empathy for it, because they do not understand what is going on. I would say the most random things I would seriously moo like a cow. I was to the point where people thought I was ADHD or something, and they thought I was so weird. It's not just that I am weird; it's that there is something going on with the chemicals in my brain. If some kid walked in the room with a broken arm, you wouldn't treat them any differently because they just have a broken arm. Well, I have something wrong with my brain. That's all. End of story.

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