Growing up with a parent who has bipolar disorder can be a traumatic experience, but it doesn’t have to define you
Raised by a single mother with bipolar disorder, *Beth grew up walking on eggshells, perennially terrified of inadvertently setting off a parental explosion.
My patient recalled, “If I walked in five minutes late from school she might throw a glass at my head for worrying her. When my mother was in her depressed mode my job was to take care of her. Surviving my childhood was a full-time job.”