Hi all, My mother was recently (a year ago) diagnosed with Bi-polar... She's had seasonal depression for about 10 years now, and last year she had a situation where she acted up and then the doctor diagnosed her as manic depressive. Lately she has been so wild and crazy (i think b/c its summer) she has a very short fuse and wants to get in a fight with everyone. On the phone she will talk for like an hour about what she did all day with ever miniscule detail you could imagine. Her relationship with my dad is also going down hill because she is acting up all the time. Last winter she was VERY depressed..... seems like in the winter shes at an all time low and summer she is like... pyscho.... spending so much money shopping and always on the phone with people. I'm happy that shes not depressed anymore, but shes driving ME crazy! She's on medicine right now and says shes feeling great. We say... no... too much of the good stuff b/c she has such a short fuse and is like too active... but she says its perfect.. now we dont relaly know what to do. I hate to force her to take more/less medicine so she is more subdued, if she doesnt want to be........ I'm having so much trouble dealing with it, and I feel horrible for my dad who has to deal with it every day. its like a roller coaster ride with her. any advice?