Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr. Jessica Zitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves bipolar about their experiences with the disorder and about how it is treated.
- Mark Helmke senior director of public affairs for the National Mental Health Association, wrote about his experiences for the Washington Post Health Section
- Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison psychiatrist, professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and author of An Unquiet Mind (Knopf)
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