I have never heard the Chutes and Ladders analogy for Bipolar Disorder, having used the comparison of a swing set as a way to explain it to people out there that don’t have any clue as to what people like myself go through.
This post is another perfect description of what it feels like, ESPECIALLY the final paragraph, when I try to explain my mood swings to my mostly normal and loving husband, James.
Please check it out!! Knowledge is power.
Source: Chutes and Ladders Bipolar