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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do i tell my mother that i believe i may suffer from moderate depression and mild bipolar disorder?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Honestly: Be candid with her. It is helpful if you can tell her some of your specific symptoms. If you are a minor, ask her to arrange an appointment with your physician. After evaluation, your physician may recommend referral to a psychologist and /or a psychiatrist. It is best to be candid. Let your parents know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts.

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Last updated Dec 1, 2013

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