Living with the aftereffect of a manic episode can be difficult to cope with.
In the case of Kara, it has been suggested that her behavior related to meth use or the use of other street drugs.
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While those who never had bipolar or done drugs may criticize Kara’s manic behaviors as if she were evil — and this, perhaps, according to Christian morality as they interpret it — anybody who has actually suffered from psychosis puts this to the lie and knows that psychotic behavior is not a moral issue, but a chemical imbalance.
This was offered as a counter-explanation to her shocking behavior.
It is true that many people who suffer from bipolar self-medicate; impatient with prescription drugs, they might use drugs that have a more pronounced effect, such as meth or cocaine.
Evidently the words of Jesus to “Judge not lest you be judged,” make little impression on such folk, who pretend to themselves that if their worst, most embarrassing moments were made into headlines in the papers, they would do just fine.
Even if they themselves had nothing to be embarrassed about in all their life of adventures and misadventures, they ought to have compassion for those who struggle with greater problems than their own.