Amazing stuff Pete, I wish I was so gifted. I've noticed a lot of rock stars are bipolar, I believe Abraham Lincoln was. Not 100% sure on that. Maybe I should wish for mania.
I'm just kidding. I do understand the not wanting to give it up. You mentioned hypomania, as I understand it, that's not so damaging. But you know the gambling problem has got to go?
Married? Want to be? Either way, that kind of behavior is going to leave you alone and I think in the end that's going to be far more important than heading to the casinos.
Someone would be able to preform better on stage if they were having delussions of grandeur. Ever see video of Jim Morrison, he was certainly full of himself. But he also made a huge dent in the music we listen to today. I don't know that he was bipolar, what I know is that after the band (The Doors) recorded "Light My Fire" Jim Morrison broke into the studio that night and hosed it down as he was afraid that it burn down because he sang the song so well.
He also ended up drinking himself to death, so did Hendrix, another possible bioplard disorder victim. He even had a song called Manic Depression.
Now I don't have your gifts but, I've found the most important things in live are friends, family and freedom. The mania can and will destroy all three of them if they are not controlled.
If you have discoverd the answer to the mysteries of the prime numbers, being able to stay focused I think will be an improvement, not a deterant. Getting rid of the depression will also go a long way and if you're not having delusions of grandeur, you'll be more sure of your findings. I sure wish you'd follow up on that. Then I could say I knew you when you were nobody. Maybe I could go with you when you win your Noble prize. I really think, I could be wrong, but I think you'll do even more when you get rid of the mania.
Good luck with it and I wish you well...