My Name is Kathy and I am the parent of a bipolar son. This disorder is a misunderstood disorder and my goal with this blog is to help people. I have been dealing with bipolar disorder for about 10 years. At first it was not diagnosed because he was a 14 year old . This disorder can be misdiagnosed and called spoiled and lazy. But I'm here to tell you that it is a real problem. And the people dealing with it can have a s hard a time as the people with it. But it is a chemical imbalance in the brain and often getting the right medication can take years to get right. And it is very important that you see a Psychiatrist. And help them remember to tell the doctor about all the things going on. Like side effects to meds and mood swings and suicide thoughts. there are things that can be done. and this my require hospitalization . That is OK to do it . this can help it has for my son Adam.