Or do you think people use it as an excuse?
Bipolar is real...just like other forms of mental illness. I think there are people who pretend they have bipolar.
NO, Bipolor is often found in person's who have been SEXUALLY, MENTALLY OR EMOTIONALLY ABUSED..
It is suggested that it is hereditary.. But I don't beleive that. I personally beleive that when you have been abused that you tend to pass on unhealthy traits.. EX.. A CHILD WHO IS EMOTIONALLY ABUSED.. WHEN THEY HAVE A CHILD WILL NOT KNOW HOW TO EMOTIONALLY HANDLE ALL THE NORMAL THINGS OF PARENTING.. OR AT MINIMUM IT WILL BE MUCH MORE OF A STRUGGLE..
No, it's real. It's over diagnosed and some people do use it as an excuse.
No I don't think it's fake, but I think it is often misdiagnosed. My former SIL was diagnosed as Bi-polar and then she get a new doctor who told my BIL "She's not Bi-polar, she's just a bitch" lol Not very professional, but there you go. She uses it as an excuse to do whatever she wants without consequences, or at least she tries.
when your on the outside of it, it seems like bullshit, because it seems like a good excuse for shitty behavior. but when you experience it first hand with a family member or you your self have it, its a completely different story. My ex almost killed himself, it was a terrible time but now he is on meds and doing much better, a different man from the one i married and divorced.
Considering my DH is bipolar I know it's real. I pushed him to get diagnosed because I couldn't live with him anymore.
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