I've always been interested in mental disorders since I was younger. Chapter 15 really caught my interest. Particularly, bipolar disorders in chapter 15 caught my interest because my mom was diagnosed with this when my parents divorced when I was a child. I've always wondered what cause such a disorder and if it was genetically passed on. In this chapter, I noticed that the author states that it is the most genetically influenced of all disorders. This frightened me a bit so I started looking at what the symptoms are. In this article called, Bipolar disorder in Medline plus, they stated that Some of the symptoms included being easily distracted, little need for sleep, poor judgment, and poor temper control. I am very easily distracted, have poor judgment, and lately I didn't have a need for sleep. I started to think that there was something wrong with me but there is more to the disorder than I thought. I realized I was just overreacting. I don't sleep a lot because I choose not to. I could be very distracted for many reasons especially because I am in college and it is a new environment. Additionally, poor judgment is probably just because I am a teenager trying to learn from my own mistakes. In conclusion, I learned more about the bipolar disorder from skimming through chapter 15 and it taught me more about myself.