I am seeing a therapist weekly and I just started. My parents are aware of my bi-polar issues but don't fully understand it. My mom is also convinced that have some sort of borderline personality disorder.
As for my niece, a nurse friend of the family has asked if bi-polar runs in our family because of her behavior. Her mother was bi-polar and was also a cocaine addict who did cocaine the whole time she was pregnant. Developmentally she is fine, but she does not listen to anyone, she does whatever she wants even when we tell her to stop and sometimes will tell us she doesnt know why she does what she does. Plus my mom is not the best at discipline as all she does is yell and then buy my niece new clothes and toys almost daily.