6 January 2002
I consider myself to have become an adult at 7, when Mum went into the nuthouse + I had to look after B. Childhood/adulthood shock is the most profound bipolar instigation you can have. I had my first manic episode at 23, 16 years later. Mum became an adult at 13 when her Mum died. Even though she was the youngest, she had to look after everyone around her because they weren’t as emotionally mature. She had to look after her alcoholic father. She had her first manic episode at 29, 16 years later.
Posted by Manicboy on Sunday, January 06, 2002