Bipolar and family history

by Sherrise
(Rochseter, N.Y.)

Help! My 2 year old daughter is very hyper, destructive, and has frequent mood swings. She has never really taken naps and does not sleep well at all. I put her to bed between 7pm-8pm but she never falls asleep until 11pm and then wakes up between 6am-7am. I am a single mom and was just diagnosed with being bipolar. Her father is also bipolar. I also have a 5 year old who is autistic and a 7 year old with no issues. It is very hard for me to handle this. If she is bipolar should I have my 5 year old live with his father(they have different fathers)? It is very difficult for me to handle both of them together and I get very little support from family or friends. I also work and go to school.

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