Woman Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder Says, ‘I Can Get Myself Into Big Trouble’ When Off Medication
“My mother has claimed to be bipolar all her life,” says Tiffany.
Claiming that Wanda has spread rumors about her, taken money out of her bank account, and cheated on her dad, Tiffany says her mother uses her mental illness to excuse her behaviors.
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“Bipolar is no joke,” insists Wanda who says she was diagnosed with the disorder at 17. “When I’m off my medicine I’m promiscuous, and I go into things where I can get myself into big trouble,” she adds.
When Dr. Phil says, “It is a mental illness, it is not an excuse,” how does Wanda respond?