"Being bipolar is like a storm building. You see the dark clouds or feel the change of pressure in the air but you are convinced that it wont escalate. Then the storm happens and it's so overwhelming and all-consuming and you feel that there is no way out. After a while, the storm passes and a rainbow comes out and you forget the storm and what it feels like; it is almost like it never happened."
" The descending axon of the bipolar cell is like a thin pipe with narrow space trafficking many neuroactive substances and cell organelles from the soma to the axon terminal and in reverse. Perhaps this produces a requirement for short ribbons that will not impede microtubular transport. In contrast, axon terminal ribbons in sublamina b are located in a relatively spacious terminals packed with synaptic vesicles."
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