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Challenging Bipolar taboos

Aswat: Voices of Arabia

Society & Culture

Bipolar is a mental disorder that affects about 60 million people around the world. There are medications available to help people with this disorder but the stigma that comes with having Bipolar is preventing a lot of people from accessing medication. In Saudi Arabia, it's not much different.  Saudi journalist and author, Ghada Aboud, has written an Arabic novel around this rather taboo subject, in an attempt to make it part of normal conversation.    Music credit: FMA Album: Music for a weary world Song title: Rest Artist: PC 111         Thunder sound: Freesound Artist: Tommygoogle Title: Thunder and rain on window           


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