Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood and least recognised mental illnesses. It comes in various forms but at its core is a cycling between deep and dark depression and elated moods or even outrageous and flamboyant behaviour. There’s a belief that the disorder is linked to creativity and being gifted, but the question is whether the link is real. Dr James MacCabe of the Institute of the Psychiatry in London has been studying that exact theory, and Norman sat down with him for a chat to see whether there’s any truth to it.

Tonic TV | T-S069 | S01E10