Angela - posted on 06/09/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
good morning everyone, good morning Wendy. Living with a bi-polar child is an everyday roll-a-coaster ride. Its tiring. I wonder how is it worth for me to look into the SSI for an adult child with children of his own. Is it worth it. He was discharged from the military because of bi-polar disorder. He was seeing his doctor and then referred to a psychiatrist. Medication didn't work, either the dose too high or too low! What next. He really goes off the handle at times and its bad. It's like when the phone rings and I see his name on the caller id. I prepare myself. He has distanced his sister and brother. Especially his sister, by lashing out at her with insults and name calling, to the point where she developed IBS. It didn't calm down until he moved out. Now she hardly has any attacks. His brother is just pissed at him because of the way he treats me. You get the drift. I try to make them understand, but its a step by step situation. I'm exhausted. Any ideas?