My Mother has been dealing with depression my whole life, and it wasn't until resently that I've become to understand what Bi-Polar is and the symptoms and side effects are. She has confided in me that she was diagnosed Bi-Polar a few years back, and has been on-and-off on medication. More recently, I've been seeing alot of symptoms coming back to her. I've tried to confront her to ask about her medication, and each time she gets so defensive, and has told me that she was diagnosed with "situational bipolar". Is this really a thing? What is the best way to try to help her- she is pushing her family, and now her children away, and I want to do all I can before its too late...View Thread
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