My New Daughter-in-Law Has Either Bi-Polar Disorder or Manic Depression. What Are the Best Ways to Diagnose?

Question by kentonskitty: My new daughter-in-law has either bi-polar disorder or manic depression. What are the best ways to diagnose?
I am about out of my mind. When she first moved in she was supposedly afraid of my son’s aggressions, now I sit back in awe because she never stops screaming once she starts. She uses foul language, calls my son awful foul names, and me of course. She has two children ages four and one who end up crying and screaming. What a mad house.

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Answer by nwtobe
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But there is good news: bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

Ultimately – you cannot diagnose any mental illness (unless you are a psychiatrist or other mental health professional – which I assume you are not since you’re asking the question). The only true way to find out which or even IF someone is suffering from a mental illness is to have it diagnosed by a qualified professional.

Answer by [email protected]
Manic-depresive and Bi-Polar are the same thing. Talk to her about seeing a Doctor. I guarantee that she doesn’t like feeling the way she does when she is like this. Medicines can help her along with some counseling.

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