Hi, I'm Michael. I'm a 20 something medical student from California. I suffer from some form of bipolar disorder, or manic depression. As the sparseness and disjointed manner of this message may imply, I'm not used to talking to people about it, or really acknowledging it. I pursued medicine because it seemed to offer the opportunity to help people, which I always found rewarding, and was a safe way of interacting with people; since it was always one sided. You didn't expect anything from patients, so you didn't generally get disappointed with the interactions. But living without a personal life is rather difficult, so I'm here to meet people, and maybe share some experiences that may help. So that's it! Hi!