A few months ago I declared myself "back", but I've not kept up with this great site too much lately bc things were amazingly stable for a change. I have two adult children. (See my signature) One I'd labelled Difficult Child, who nearly killed me with her rebellion and "bipolar " behavior ( more about that in a minute), and one Combo Difficult Child/easy child who didn't give trouble but couldn't launch successfully. To try and summarize: Unbelievably, Difficult Child has been re-evaluated and instead of bipolar, her psychiatrist (who's great) suspects it was a severe hormone dysregulation syndrome. She is now off all medications except for hormone therapy. (!!) This is the Difficult Child who broke things, wrecked the house, threatened me, tried suicide twice, and left town at 18 with a worthless scumbag. She now dates a very nice guy, is calm and enjoyable to be with, and is trying a new field of study at a community college. We are close for the first time in years. (If you read my old posts, your jaw will drop.) Meanwhile, combo Difficult Child easy child has become the Difficult Child.This once-sweet young man (late 20s) is so consumed with anxiety that he is often hateful and hard to be around. He still sees the psychiatrist. Of course, this is today's status. I am aware it could all change. I found an article in Psychology Today addressing the bipolar/hormone dysregulation issue. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/attention-please/201310/hormone-imbalance-not-bipolar-disorder Has anyone else ever heard of something so bizarre? I feel I am in the twilight zone.