Does my husband have bipolar although the doctors said he doesn't?
My husband and I have always had a difficult argumentative relationship. Eight Years ago he was so low, that we went through relationship counselling but it was more about him. However this helped us. Two Years ago he became clinically depressed and admitted into the priory. He then became the house husband but went back to playing poker and drinking at night, which affected the children. He is now back in another job and things improved for a while but I see him slipping again. I am told he doesn't have bipolar but at times he is the life and soul, the reason I fell in love with him, and others he is on a downward spiral. He is sometimes reckless with spending. When he is like that he says that I am to blame for everything, and he gets angry at me and the kids all the time. The best time was when he was on mood stabilizers but he says he doesn't need them. My instinct tells me he has Bipolar II but the doctors tell me otherwise. Can you advise?
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