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I Have a Parent That Is Bipolar

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    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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    Well i should say i 'had' not i have.

    My mom lost her battle with the disorder in 2010, that's the way i prefer to word it. She was mentally ill and she fought for many years. If it were a physical illness, everyone would say how she fought so hard and tried to overcome it so I see it the same way.
    bridgetdarcy998 bridgetdarcy998 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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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    My dad is bipolar..His mood changes all the

    time. I know he can't help it. But it just really upsets me sometimes.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For all of you fighting this,

    I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression and bipolar http://bipolar2medstudent.blogspot.com/
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 3 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ok I will throw my **** in. Currently being left by my bipolar wife of 20 years, with our 4 kids...... Did anyone mention roller coaster!!!! And yes I'm open to any questions
    coaster550 coaster550 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I love my mom and i care for her but its getting bad with her. I've dealt with her having a nervous break down and she killed my cat when i was a child. At that age i didn't know...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F Sep 5

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    My father accepts me for my sexuality. He has since the start more over the fact he was aware from tiny hints since I was young.. I understand why he wants me a bit cautious...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I literally am reading all these stories and my heart aches. I have been in two mental hospitals and been batteling depression for six years. I have cutt every place there is skin...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I seriously take this topic to heart. I see how both of my parents struggle emotionally and financially. My mom suffers from bipolar and the way she treats my siblings and I is...
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been bipolar for the past 20 yrs. I hate that I'm not able to hold a job or a relationship. I feel I don't belong here. I want to go already I just need the courage to do it...
    LucyPerez LucyPerez 36-40, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm proud to say even if I screw up in life I have parents who are always there for me :) I love them so much even though we don't always get along
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Sep 3

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    My mood tends to change from feeling pretty good into pretty much feeling suicidal for no reason. I never thought i could have bipolar, since im just happy during the happy times...
    MarinTheSheep MarinTheSheep 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I love my brother, but I get so damn frustrated with him at times I want to loose it. At 34 years of age he just has refused to do anything with himself. I realize my mother blames...
    Frozenh2o Frozenh2o 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm a Sophomore in college and my parents still rule over everything I do. I am almost 20 and I can't even go to the beach without asking permission. I am sick and tired of being...
    laur1113 laur1113 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I cannot stand my parents. My biological parents , anyway. But I suppose I should start with my background. My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16, had me right after she...
    Jadedstar Jadedstar 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    During all my childhood i used to feel that my parents love my sister more...than in teenage i realized that this is a feeling that every second kid in the town had. But even after...
    Sona85 Sona85 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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      My name is Marie and I am 13 years old. I have a 15 year old sister that's bipolar. Everyday she is really mean to me and she says horrible things. She hits me, screams at...
    Miragesnow Miragesnow 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Hey, guys. I have a little bit of a problem - I've been noticing bipolar symptoms in myself for around a year now. I've practically self diagnosed myself with type 1. Every single...
    faeishere faeishere 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Hey people, I was diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder this year and here's the back story of all of that -- I knew something's been wrong with me since I was 14. Even before I was...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was 20. I'm 22 now, and I know and any one that knows me, knows that there's been something wrong with me my whole life. It really...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I haven't spoken to my 32 year old son in 4 years. I still cry about it, especially during the month of the "sentinel" event. I still can't believe it actually happened. We'd...
    confusedinmanyways confusedinmanyways 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not bipolar but my brother is and I'm afraid I might become bipolar also
    Jena1011 Jena1011 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 30

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    I am looking for more bipolar peers for support on slaying this BP beast! Add me to your circle, let's be friends and share our battle strategies. FRAK YOU BIPOLAR!!
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
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