Denial- Mental Illness

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/17/2007 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on medication for Bi-polar disorder for 12 years, and I am doing well.  I am one of the lucky ones.  My problem is that my mother deny's that she also has bi-polar disorder.  She lives with me and my family.  She is miserable, and in turn this misery filters to all that live in the house.  Her assumptions, delusions of everyone talking behind her back, OCD's times a million, is really getting worse. 
I love my mother dearly, and she will live with me forever.  Her living somewhere other then my house is not an option.  Taking care of family is a cardinal rule.
I just wish that she could feel the way I do now.  Fortunately I know what she is going through because I used to be in the place she is in.  She doesn't even listen to me when I tell her that she might want to seek help for her depression/mental issues.  My doctor tells me that I should just let her be, because she doesn't want to help herself, then I won't be able to help her either.  He also told me to just "ignore" her nagging, and meaness.  If I confront her it will only set her off into a tizzy!  Is there anyone out there with any suggestions?  Thank you in advance! 

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 4/24/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh My Witch!

Do i ever sympathize with you! I am one of 2 daughters and both of us are type 2 bipolar. My mother is married 2 a man with bad PTSD from vietnam. Now her? Bipolar? Ill? NEVER! Unfortunately I have had to distance myself from her as she refuses to accept that she has Biploar. She has been diagnosed as such Three time. Yes THREE times. From as far back as I can remember her behavior was always extreme high and lows, very agressive one minute then contirte the next. She was an abusive parent when we were both children and she continues to be into our adulthood. She lies, manipulates, starts fights, stirs trouble and generally wreaks havoc and hurt. She prefers to drink herself oblivious every night than take the meds that she is supposed. A classic toxic parent. You must do what brings you peace and what protects your health and wellbeing. I hope you make the descision you are right with


~TwIsTeD AnGeL~

"Bipolar Rule Numero Uno: When its good its very very good but when its bad its HORRID" 

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