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.