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Is the following a Bipolar disorder.? Woman loses two children

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Is the following a Bipolar disorder.? Woman loses two children by court order in divorce.
Holds severe vengence towards former husband who did this. Woman becomes enraged if she happens to see former husband. At a musical event woman becomes enraged at her Mother when Mother waved at her former husband and girlfriend. Woman said Mothers' actions showed Mother had no allegience to daughter. In the car Woman attacked Mother, squeezing Mother's hands until they hurt and hitting Mother on the top of the head and screaming Shut Up to Mother. Signed. Mother
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Hello, I am a psychiatrist.

To answer your question, none of what you have shared suggests her having bipolar disorder - or not having it. What you have shared sounds much more like she has anger issues (some of which may or may not be understandable).

Bipolar disorder patients do not typically have instantaneous mood changes as a result of their bipolar disorder. Only a very few of them cycle quickly, and they do not generally have anger outbursts due to their bipolar cycling.
Does this make sense?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
These anger rages have happened numerous times. How can my daughter be helped? Signed Mother Could she be a manic depressive?. She takes low does of Paxil. I am a manic depressive. Signed Mother
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
It's possible that she may have bipolar disorder, but I cannot tell that from the information you have shared. I can only say that these behaviors do not prove (or disprove) that she has bipolar disorder.

There is a genetic component to bipolar disorder; she may have it if you have it.

Your daughter can be helped if she gets involved with therapy on a weekly basis so that she can process all of her thoughts and feelings about losing custody of her children, which is likely fueling her anger. If she doesn't do this, her anger will likely remain. Also, if she is not seeing a psychiatrist, she should, so she can be properly assessed on a face-to-face basis to see if she has bipolar disorder or not.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank You, Mother