Haltzman is clinical assistant professor in the Brown University department of psychiatry and human behavior.
He's also medical director of NRI Community Services in Woonsocket, R. and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women.
It is estimated that 15% of the population of patients with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, even with treatment.
When Jim Mc Nulty, 58, of Burrillville, Rhode Island, got married in the 1970s, everything seemed fine at first.
"It was an absolutely normal courtship," he recalls. During his "up" or hypomanic states, he would spend huge sums of money he didn't have.
Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, January 1997.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, July 2005; Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health, May 5, 2006. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, January-February 2007.