Ive qualified my opinion as well as i can
you havent qualified shite. Caire danes character is obviously suffering from bipolar type I
, which is different from bipolar type II
. If you and your family don't react the way carrie does in the show, then you all are probably suffering from bipolar type II. Type II does not impair a person's ability to function in their everyday lives. they suffer from hypomanic episodes, which is less severe than a manic episode. the difference is huge.
There are plenty of people who react the way carrie does in homeland. I have seen it first hand from a close friend of mine ( I also studied psychological disorders extensively throughout college) and my mom, who is a social worker at a hospital, has handled plenty of cases of people suffering from type I in her life. One of the main things she likes about the show is the accurate portrayal of someone suffering from bipolar I disorder. I can guarantee her opinion is way more qualified than yours.
you need to understand that there are different types and even then not everyone reacts the same way in hypomanic or manic episodes. A writer on the show and consulting producer drew from experiences with her own sister who suffers from ype I. The portrayal isn't sensationalized for TV.