Nearly six million Americans have been diagnosed with the disorder and yet so little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. Ride the Tiger is a one-hour documentary that tells the stories of highly accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed as bipolar.
The University of Michigan hosted a panel discussion on "Ride the Tiger" on March 30, 2016. Panelists included Ellen Forney, Melody Moezzi, Ed Moore and Dr. Sue O’Shea. The panel was moderated by Dr. Melvin McInnis. They discussed the making of the film and their experiences with bipolar disorder.