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I Have Bipolar Teenagers

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    My son is almost 15. Years of knowing there

    was some mood disorder and we finally have more clear diagnosis. School is very tough. His bio dad is untreated and undiagnosed but certainly bipolar as well. Step dad doesn't understand and keeps saying I need to be tougher but won't research and listen to me. So hard to...
    redheadinny1 redheadinny1 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Mom Of A Bipolar Teen

     i have a bipolar son who is 15 and suspended from school we have many problems daily he is ustable on current meds and would love to here about other parents bipolar stories
    hopeful53 hopeful53 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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