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Old 04-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Okay if anyone could give me their thoughts that would be great!! ...

I have an aunt that for as long as I have known her acts like a teenager. She wears clothing that is much to young for her and she is almost 50 years old but uses words like "Right on" and "dude" and "cool" ALL THE TIME. I didn't mind it so much when I was a teenager because I was young and I thought she was just being a "cool" aunt but as I've gotten older I've realized it's not normal... Also she has dabbled in drugs and she has a drinking problem. Further more she can be very animated and loves being the center of attention but as soon as you take the spot light off her she gets irritated. Also if you question her about certain things she becomes EXTREMELY defensive and gets angry like she's being victimized. She also denies things and lies quite frequently. She doesn't has a car because she has gotten so many tickets that her license was terminated. She is reckless.... Please Help! Do you think this could be Bipolar Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Old 05-30-2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: Diagnosis?

well, it sounds like she needs to go to a doctor to get diagnosed. Something is wrong, she sounds very impulsive and that can be a real bad thing, especially if it escalates. Just be there for her and try to get her to go to the doctor, don't tell her what you think she might have, let a doctor. Or, if you can get her into a dr. maybe you can she him/her first and tell them your concerns, incase she is not honest with them. But it is hard to totally hide a mental illness, though some can. I wish you luck and love for caring so much for your Aunt!!! You are a great person- hugs!

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