Rinoa Posted June 26, 2008 Report Share Posted June 26, 2008 (edited) I'm 19 and I have a 17 year old cousin who has not been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but many people in my family suspect he has it. He has horrible mood swings (sometimes he's really happy, sometimes miserable and sometimes VERY angry -- so much that it's scary), he talks so fast and with so many ideas at once that we can't understand him, he won't listen to anyone's advice, his grades have dropped drastically in certain subjects and he's causing HELL for his family -- he gets into screaming matches with his parents over nothing (for example, he wanted a straw for his orange juice but there weren't any in the house, so he started screaming at his mother), he stays out all night even though he has a curfew, he doesn't tell his mother where he is when he goes out, he physically attacks his father, and he makes his mother cry every day. This is wearing out my aunt and my uncle (who has had several heart attacks and doesn't need the stress) and his little brother (who can do nothing but watch and comfort his parents). He's causing so much trouble for his parents' marriage. And he wasn't always like this -- this has been going on for a while now, but when he was younger he didn't act this way.He refuses to see a psychiatrist so if he DOES have Bipolar disorder or something else, it won't be treated or even diagnosed. Is there anything his parents can do? I mean, the kid REALLY needs help...Thanks. Edited June 26, 2008 by Rinoa Forgot something. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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