I have always know things with my mother was not normal but now that I have been asked by family members do I think she is bipolar I really don't know what to do. All I have done for the past 4 days is research bipolar. I feel like I found the dictionary on her. The chaos I grow up with is too much to even get in right now. In the last 3 years I have pulled away from her. She has caused so many problems in my own family I got to a point I said I was done. But now that I have learned this could be the problem ...What can I do??? I want to help her but she is so hard to talk to let alone discuss anything about herself. I know she will fly into a rage & shut me out. I have talked to my dad ( & yes they are married for the 2nd time but live in two different houses) Go figure! My dad thinks it's true but don't know how to deal with her or the problems. He just wants me to try and get close to her again so she will have someone to talk to. What is step one ...how do I get her to go see a doctor ????