Yesterday, I took difficult child to a counselor. We've had tough times and our school counselor recommended it and so we went. Well, she told me difficult child may not be diagnosed correctly - of course I am very open to that suggestion, but what she said next has me TOTALLY CONFUSED!! She said that BIPOLAR people know when they are in a rage and the things they do in their rage are PLANNED and they do not do things without thinking about it FIRST! I'm confused. I have never seen nor heard that about BiPolar (BP). Yes, difficult child can explode in to a rage while laughing in the same sentence, do things that are crazy, and when he is calm, he is upset for what he did and wishes he didn't do it. She said that since he does things without thinking of them first, then he can't be BiPolar (BP) since BiPolar (BP) patients plan what they do. Is this right?