Wasn't this thread locked? I think it should be.
OP does not have a very good grasp of what bipolar disorder is, and absolutely nothing about ratliffs behavior suggests it.
Bipolar disorder is a condition where patients suffer typically long (months) periods of depression with occasional brief (weeks) periods of mania (which is not at all the same as rage). Mania is a sense of euphoria, patients often feel like they "can do anything", they don't sleep, stay up all night organizing things, speak frantically and no coherently, have psychotic dissociated thoughts.
It is not at all the same as a person who has "mood swings" or swings between different emotional states quickly. This is a personality characteristic and not a defined mental illness.
Bipolar disorder is also very over diagnosed in people suffering other psychiatric problems (particularly substance abuse) or who have personality disorders.
Last edited by hra8700 : 01-25-2013 at 10:23 AM.