Hey y'all I have been trying to get some answers regarding someone very close to me. I think they may have bipolar disorder. I know this person's sister has been diagnosed with it and their dad also seems to have many of the same issues. I'll list the things I see and you guys tell me what you think. I may try to get them to go for help.
Extreme moodiness from one hour to the next. May be very pleasant and "happy" one minute and then bam any change in environment or setting even as simple as something not being just right turns him into a mean irritable ogre. Always looks ticked off. The up times are few and far between and are short lived.
In my reading of BPD I can't discern if the mood swings are within a day or hour or weeks??? I am really worried about him but don't want to be an alarmist.