I am nineteen years old and my whole life, I have been living with an explosive, angry, and violent father. He truly does shift rapidly between severe depression and a kind of happy hyperness. Lately the hyperness has been less common, and the depression is more obvious. He gets very angry with me in situations that certainly dont call for it. In his anger, he is uncontrollable, screams, and throws things. He will hold a grudge for a few hours, maybe a day, and then be hyper and fun.
Does this sound like anything? Bipolar disorder?
If not, is there any advice as to how to live in harmony with someone like this. Nothing I have said has ever calmed him down. I though me being calm in these situations would help, but it doesnt.
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