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I Have a Parent That Is Bipolar

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    I cant bring myself to write a proper story yet, so have some song lyrics.   she breaths in she breaths out she wakes up and lays down she can hardly speak and so she screams well i wont give again because she takes so often   nothing i say will wash it away...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    I don't know if I love my mom

    or not. I feel like love for your mom or dad is something you are born with, but I'm not sure if I love her. She has these insane mood swings where she either doesn't get out of bed all day , or she freaks out and yells and screams . Her words are thrown like knives , then she...
    undermybed undermybed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My Dad Is Bipolar

    My dad has been bipolar for as long as I can remember. He was diagnosed in 2005 or 2006. He will be mean and call names or yell for no reason, and he blames it on the heat. Even though he has been properly diagnosed, he denies having this disease and refuses to take medication to...
    Savviq12 Savviq12 13-15, F Jul 10, 2013

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    It Is The Most Difficult Thing In The World.

    My mom suffers from Depression & She is Bipolar. It's tough to understand. If I ever had a child I would never put that child through what she has put me through. She Lies, Cheats, Steals, Hurts you. Shes abusive, A alcoholic, A FreeLoader, A Crook, A Manic. Sounds like...
    EElena EElena 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    As Good As...

    I think it's undiagnosed. =P She's CRAZY one day, crying the next, and then she's back to screaming.
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    My Mother.

    First and foremost, my mother is a very strong woman. She raised my sister and I as a single mother recovering from physical abuse at the hands of my father. She worked two or even three jobs to try and give my sister and I the best childhood that she could.A couple years ago...
    jcm1091 jcm1091 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    Please I Need Some Help...

    I work in psych and thought I could handle this but he is going to drive me over the edge.  The father of my 2 young sons is bipolar.   We have not been together for over 2  years but he has lived with me as he is not able to hold down a full time job and...
    JustACountryGirlAtHeart JustACountryGirlAtHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    My Mother

    My mom has undiagnosed bipolar disorder. It was pointed out to me one day that my mom is bipolar. I looked up the symptoms of being bipolar and yes the description was almost exact. I tell her to see a doctor for even just get a physical and she will not go. Her mood swings are...
    mnop123 mnop123 22-25 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    Dad Diagnosed Bipolar.. But It Doesn't Fit.

    My Dad has some ups, some downs, but never really crazy extreme.  He does get manic and totally obsessed with an idea or project, but never seems to finish it even though the obsession lifts.  The psychiatrist has diagnosed him as bipolar which I can believe, but I...
    FlyingNinjas FlyingNinjas 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

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    Dad Was Bipolar And Had A Sleep Disorder

    My Dad was bipolar and viewed psychiatrists as quacks. He was never diagnosed. It wasn't until I was away from the abuse that I could look back and realize that he was bipolar. I talked to a cousin and apparently it's genetic and everybody just sweeps it under the rug or self...
    lwbob21 lwbob21 22-25, F Jun 7, 2013

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    My Mom Has Been Sick Almost My Whole Life

    My mom was diagnosed when I was 17.she was molested as a child by her dad and brothers and supressed a lot of things.her 1st episode she had walked off.she would always go for walks and take 30 mins one day it had been a hour so I went looking for her.found her fannypack walkman...
    prettytasty prettytasty 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    My Mother...

    She was diagnosed a few years ago, but I think it developed when she was much younger due to physical and emotional abuse over many years. I find that the calmer her environment is, the better her symptoms are. Problem is, my father has a quick temper. It's really hard to help...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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    I Have A Responsibility To Live For Myself. Not For Her.

    I am lucky. I had a father who is normal. And what I mean by normal is that although he's a heart patient, his mind functions within the realm of logic and reason. My mother, however, is mentally ill. I was raised middle-middle class, with two college educated parents. My father...
    NolaDarling NolaDarling 26-30, F Feb 21, 2012

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    My Mother Is Crazy - But I Still Love Her....

    My mother was diagnosed bi-polar about 15 years ago.  It was one of te times I had to put her in the hospital after we found her lying naked on the sidewalk, crying her eyes out.  I'm the dutiful oldest daughter, so I did what had to be done....now that I think about it...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Mystery Diagnosis

    Ever since my parents divorced, my mom has warned me about my dad's behavior. Unfortunately, she didn't win the custody battle so she splits time with me 50/50. At first I thought she was just doing the usual in denial ranting. Slowly I started to see what she meant. One second...
    littlemisssunshine101 littlemisssunshine101 16-17 Jul 30, 2011

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    I've read up on symptoms and I match nearly all of them but I feel like if I go doctors they will just think I'm an idiot for pointing it out, can someone give me advice please I...
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ugh, of all the people I had to be lumped with, WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE THEM??? :'( I could go into explaining why, but I'm...too depressed at the moment...ugh :'( However, I will...
    thefluffyclouds thefluffyclouds 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Growing up, my parents were always more strict on me than to my sister. I'd get grounded or spanked but she wouldn't have anything done to her for doing the same thing. But as I...
    Gingerl1652 Gingerl1652 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    So my dad is ditching me for the 4th to go see ONE of his girlfriends. I made plans (the same plans as always) to go Rockcrawling. I can get there myself and don't need his help...
    Adisonmontes Adisonmontes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    They always put me down. I will NOT let it get to me. #prevail 💪
    runningprincess17 runningprincess17 16-17, T a week ago

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    Okay so my dad had cancer, and we can't do anything about it. My mom tries her best to make him feel better or tries to serve him good food that his stomach can take, which is not...
    suskypls suskypls 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have severe bipolar depression which means I'll have my extreme happy or clam moments when I feel like nothing's wrong and then something little will happen that will make me...
    DarkRun421 DarkRun421 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My parents never did anything good to me. You know, They're stupid Muslims. They never bought anything for me unless some animal-wanted things like food and home. My main problem...
    alirezatm0 alirezatm0 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Today was another crappy day. I think mostly because I am starting to feel bored. My little sister is on a vacation with her boyfriend, and I am left her with my overprotective...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of internal conflicts. I am constantly blaming myself as to why certain things have happened to me in my life. I have secretly dealt with depression and self harm my...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F a week ago

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    First of all, sorry for my English, it´s not my mother language. I´ve been dating my boyfriend for almost two years. We meet in a friend´s dinner and a few weeks later we...
    chocolola chocolola 18-21, F 14 mins ago

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    Between my 8th grade and freshman years of high school, I took an online class called "philosophy and pop culture." It taught basic theories and principles of philosophy as well as...
    WhimsicalWerd WhimsicalWerd 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have conversations with my selves , I hear noises and voices , my emotions go from sad to happy an exciting, I do stupid and say stupid things and regret them . But a times when...
    ChubbyStoner ChubbyStoner 13-15, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My parents just don't care anymore. They used to have this thing where they thought long and hard where they would hide the wifi box. Nowadays, they stopped caring about where it...
    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I Love Somebody Who Has Bipolar Disorder Nineteen years ago - at about this time of the year - my brother made a suicide attempt. Thank all the gods, he had second thoughts and...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My boyfriend is 17 and is bipolar ( and has hypopituitarism we both have just found out ) but didn't tell me at the time what type of bipolar he is etc he kept saying how it's his...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I'm 36 and living with my parents. And no, I'm not a parasite like being living on my folks expense. Actually I have been the bread winner, the only on since I turned 21. And no...
    Goddessofmercy Goddessofmercy 31-35 3 Responses Jul 5

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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006 when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I read an article and watch a video about bipolar. And it says that bipolar is actually occurred when your brain chemical are not balance. And take a ginko biloba supplement will...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am really confused with my parents, and sad at the same time. i have 2 siblings, my older sister that just turned 20 and one little brother that is 12 years old. Okay, so my mom...
    davamps davamps 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I think I may be bipolar! I thought this many years ago and denyied it to myself thinking I didn't want to be a mood swing, depressed, occasional succiacidal thought type person...
    lostboy0 lostboy0 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago, but my entire life makes sense. Most people probably feel like they are crazy when they find out they are bipolar, but it was the first day of...
    lizpurc925 lizpurc925 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ugh I might as well do it, My name is Sigma, "Rex" might have already talked about me. Alpha, aka Rex, has been gone for a few hours now. It's so easy to imitate Alpha, not even...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Being bipolar is not easy, I often struggle to keep myself together.. I found these useful tips and wanted to share with everyone :) http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    All I think about is the way I look. My family and 'friends' get irritated when they catch me looking at myself in the mirror or if I ask them if they can see a mark on my face...
    Sharla16 Sharla16 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My parents took my brother & I to Rio De Janeiro in South America when I was 12. We stayed for 2 weeks. I will never forget that trip! Men with machine guns on top of all the...
    sandybeaches4me sandybeaches4me 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm trying to quit smoking pot. It's mostly so I can pass a retarded pre employment **** test. I actually want to get off it because it is illegal where I live for medicinal and...
    Loner1990 Loner1990 22-25, M Jul 11

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    Do people with bipolar show the symptom of obsession? I have racing thoughts going through my mind, trembling hands, headaches, it's hard to fall asleep and I don't feel like I...
    Whitecharcoal Whitecharcoal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Sometimes I get really upset about the mental "illnesses" that I have because I am not a soldier yet I have PTSD, I have not had the worst life