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do you think bipolar is fake?

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Or do you think people use it as an excuse?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM
I'm bipolar so no it's not fake. I believe a lot of people self diagnose(thank you Internet) and use bipolar as an excuse to act out.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Oh, gosh, no it is not. It is a real, organic illness! What makes you think it is fake?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM
No, but I do think it's ridiculously over diagnosed.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
growing up with a mother who us bi polar, i can tell you it is not fake, or an excuse for anything. it is a living nightmare.
k_hall1784
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Well, it's real. But as with anything. you have people who lie about having it or you have those who have been misdiagnosed so it seems like "everyone has it."

Lurion
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

My sister is bipolar and I struggle with how much of how she behaves is her bipolar and how much is just what she thinks she can get away with. 

Many of the things she does, are simply things everyone did when they were about 14, but outgrew as they got older.  

What do YOU think, OP?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

the very definition of mental illness is not being able to control themselves.

Quoting bitchezbecrazy:

I do think people use at as an excuse. just because you have a mental illness doesnt mean you need to act on it and be all crazy, plenty of people have mental illnesses and control their behavior.


blazenangel5
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
It's real but cried wolf upon too often I believe. My mom is a perfect example. She's fine until she has to do something she don't want to or justify her shitty behavior then she blames the bipolar.
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Owl_Feather
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM
I think it's real. I dated a bipolar guy and he was C R A Z Y. some people might use it as an excuse, but it's the same with many diseases imo.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:25 AM

No I am ... but refuse to let my family Dr. know that,.

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