This thread is representative of what adult bipolars talk about a lot--our poor memories. Most of us have always had very poor memories, distraction, and we forget things five minutes after we are told. Often we are terrible at names, dates, etc. and we seem thoughtless. I think it is even worse for bipolar kids who haven't learned how to compensate yet. When we think of poor memory or spaciness or distraction, most people think of ADHD, but bipolar is right up there (and stims don't make it better). Thought I'd post this so moms can see how badly bipolar can affect your memory/follow through/ability to concentrate. I have experienced it first hand all of my life. I think what these women are talking about is very par-for-the-course with bipolar disorder. There are a lot of bipolars in my support group, and all of us have memory issues, regardless of age.