I was wondering if anyone could give me a good amount of scenarios and examples of how someone who has bipolar disorder typically acts. *I guess it would depend on the level of bipolar the person is suffering from though. *I've always wondered if my mother is seriously ill, but nothing was ever done to find out when I was still living at home and it was a huge struggle to live with her, I was psychologically and emotionally abused by her throughout childhood. *If my dad had tried to take her to see a psychiatrist she would have completely lost out, but she did that every day anyway. *I know there's something wrong and I am determined to get to the bottom of it. *Because whatever it is, it didn't start with her - I found a letter from my uncle to her explaining how he believes their family was screwed up while they were children - and my mother supposedly disagreed, but she's very messed up now. *The closest disorder that resembles her symptoms, from my surfing the web and looking at mental disorders, is bipolar. *Does anyone here have a family member, particularly one of their parents who suffered from this illnes while they were growing up? *Or is someone living under the roof of a parent struggling with this now? *I have got to find out what the problem is, because I'm so afraid of this cycle continuing in my family and I want to put an end to it. *I don't want anyone else to suffer the way I did. *
If you know anything about the typical symptoms in those suffering from bipolar disorder, please let me know, thanks.