Friday, January 2, 2009

bipolar parent

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.


  1. Hi Kathy
    So glad you started this blog.It will also help to educate people like me who know next to nothing about this

  2. I hope I can help. Bipolar and other mental disorders are often kept in the closet. And some people think that if you wait long enough it will go away. that wont happen. Bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance. I hope to help people understand that it is something that can be handled with medication

  3. My wife suffers from depression as do I . Unclear to me what form I have , I get stessed out pretty easy We have had alot going on this year. I wil be a frequent visitor to your blog and welcome.

  4. Thank you so much for this blog! It is also of the utmost importance that the children of the bipolar need to know that their parent(s) illness is NOT THEIR FAULT! Another hurdle is for the parent with the illness not to further exacerbate the illness with his/her guilt over inflicting the disease on their child(ren). Together, we can all figure out an answer to this problem.