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Hi, I’m pretty sure I have bipolar but I want to find out for sure, what do I do because I don’t want to bring it up with my parents.
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It is unlikely for someone to have Bipolar without inheriting it from their mother or father.

And differentiating between Bipolar and Severe Mood Swings is crucial.

You don't "think" you have Bipolar, you know you have Bipolar.

If you are female, mood swings are very likely.

I would tell your parents that you might have either, because if you tell them you have Bipolar, things get very serious and your life will change forever...
You will be on medication constantly, and you will struggle to get a job in some aspects as it will go on your personal record...

If you are diagnosed with Bipolar, you will struggle in life...
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Hi, I’m pretty sure I have bipolar but I want to find out for sure, what do I do because I don’t want to bring it up with my parents.
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GP. You're probably having some pretty tough feelings going on if you're suspecting bi-polar. Even if it isn't bi-polar you could probably do with some support.
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I understand that this is a thread from 9 months ago but I would just like to say something.

(Original post by JamesLeo1)
It is unlikely for someone to have Bipolar without inheriting it from their mother or father.

And differentiating between Bipolar and Severe Mood Swings is crucial.

You don't "think" you have Bipolar, you know you have Bipolar.

If you are female, mood swings are very likely.

I would tell your parents that you might have either, because if you tell them you have Bipolar, things get very serious and your life will change forever...
You will be on medication constantly, and you will struggle to get a job in some aspects as it will go on your personal record...

If you are diagnosed with Bipolar, you will struggle in life...
I have bipolar and no one else in my family does; not diagnosed anyway. My sisters are too young to really know as the age of onset is usually late teens.
Also, you dont necessarily know you're bipolar; I didn't. With Bipolar type 2, it's harder to see the hypomania as it can just come across as excitement and be missed. After all, hypomania feels amazing so why would we complain with it to a doctor? The only reason I knew is from when I was given anti depressants for depression which turned me into a rapid cycler.
Also, the mood swings in females is a lot different to bipolar. It's not just being from happy to angry and staying that way for 10 minutes; it's being in a manic/depressive state for months at a time then switching. Unless of course you're a rapid cycler, like me, who unfortunately changes every day.
And yes, if you struggle with bipolar you will struggle significantly. living a life of such extreme mood swings is exhausting and it's hard to do things you should as you dont know how you will feel.
I hope this helps.
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