2 I make no attempt here to describe the phases and intensities of the death-wish in those many years of bi-polar disorder. Before the official diagnosis of manic-depression
in 1980, the death wish was not as dominant. I allude to it but do not describe the experience in even the most cursory fashion. In addition, I should emphasize here that the term episode is a variable one and really needs a separate analysis, if this statement is to be as comprehensive as I would like.