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    I think it's key for people to approach one another with as much compassion as possible and try to understand that some people are simply wired in different ways. The ones who do the most damage are the ones who insist we must be just like them or we're faulty. I run into this with my mother (who displays all of the hallmarks of bipolar disorder but refuses to seek treatment of any kind). If I do something damaging in the midst of a manic episode, she insists I am acting out or demon possessed -- anything but ill and in need of care.

    I'd never heard of RDS. Thank you for explaining it and how it affects you. The more we know, the more we learn to accept and appreciate the differences in others, hopefully.

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