“ Patients with manic-depressive illness may not opt to popping pills in order to cure themselves (a lot of patients don’t believe that there is anything the matter with them in the first place). The reason behind this resistance is that they perceive the taking of medication to be a sign of weakness. Also, manic-depressive illness has a profound effect on a person’s identity and some patients believe that taking medication will rob them of their character. There is also the concern of medicalising human emotion. A person with manic-depressive illness can no longer merely be angry any more, for any manifestation of human emotion is regarded as symptomatic of his illness.”