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    Should I be worried?
    MMN12345 posted:
    I am worried about my son-in-law. He's mid-30's; very high-strung; has moods that go from happy to angry. He's able to hide these feeling from his wife, but I'm around him enough to catch him getting very angry with the kids making me worried for the safety of these children. I've seen him talking to himself in an angry way; running around like a chicken with his head cut off. He smokes at least 2 packs of cigarettes a day and at least 7 cups of coffee. He speaks so fast that most of the time no one can understand him. Someone mentioned bi-polar!! Any thoughts?
    lexismom11 responded:
    The best thing to do is to try to convince him to see a doctor. This way he can be properly evaluated for Bipolar or any other illness he may be suffering from. He can get a referral from his primary care doctor. Good luck.

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