- Feb 9, 2010
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Could be undiagnosed - The average age of onset of bipolar disorder is early 20's. He's led a sheltered life, but that doesn't mean his parents are aware of a mental illness.
No idea about BB...but my younger brother developed mental illness during his first year away at college and we discovered that this is not uncommon, especially in young men. He has never spoken about it but doctors believed it was stress-induced. He has never recovered his mental health and this was thirty years ago. And my brother had far less on his plate than Blaze seems to have had going on.
LE seems to be stressing that this is not a typical missing persons case...either to justify the overwhelming law enforcement response that few people over eighteen would generate or because they have specific info.