The Bipolar ADD/ADHD Connection

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The Bipolar ADD/ADHD Connection: Paying Attention to Attention

You know how it goes down.  It's late evening, you're starting to droop, big day tomorrow, time to hit the hay.  But you are easily distracted.  Inside your brain, your dopamine circuits are firing.  The thinking parts of your brain lock in.  

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