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Kristi

Parentofabipolarchilditis

Not on the level of schizophrenia or DID by any means. He's not hearing voices and it's still him when these things happen but it's not really "him." It's almost like there are 2 versions of my son. That may be the whole point of this blog today but the title... well that's what I like to call what pretty much any parent of a bipolar child suffers from.. (insert other disorder here for bipolar if your child suffers from something similar). They go from 0-60 in 2.3 seconds and right back again.. However, as a parent.. We don't.. Well at least I don't..

The Bipolar Roller Coaster

I have spent a lot of time talking about Bipolar Disorder and what it means to me and my son. I get asked a lot how he's doing or how his day was and my answer is usually never the same thing twice. It's hard to explain to people who aren't around it, who don't understand it and who flat out just don't believe it. (I don't even bother to try with that last group anymore). It's an illness. It's a disease. It's not a broken bone or cancer. It's not as simple or cut and dry. There are multiple therapies, multiple drugs and multiple tests to use to determine a correct diagnosis.