Dr. Rohit Tinni Kumar has worked tirelessly as a family doctor for over two decades supporting patients with chronic pain, palliative care and mental health issues. As a patient himself in the “mental healthcare system”, he knows firsthand how people with mental health conditions are mistreated.
The Bipolar Doctor is the graphic saga of this gifted doctor, first condemned and then shunned by his medical colleagues for having a mental health condition and then vilified by the media for “abandoning” his practice and patients. It is the sad chronicle of a medical system that would rather ‘house’ than treat or counsel someone with a perfectly treatable mental health condition. It is ultimately the hopeful and heart-warming story of a man who fought his way back to mental health and has made it his mission to advocate for destigmatizing bipolar disorder and recognizing that, with appropriate diagnosis, treatment and consistent follow-up, this condition can be effectively treated.
Read more about the book here.