Bipolar Disorder - A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder some time ago, and I've been afraid to tell people. I can be in a good mood, when one rude comment suddenly sends me into an ocean of angry emotions. I'll feel like crying and screaming, and I know it's not healthy, but I hold back my tears. When I'm in a good mood, I get loud, and move around quite a bit. People tell me to stop, and when I ask for them to back me up with certain aspects of my behavior, they'll only talk about how loud and obnoxious I can act. It kinda hurts when people only think of you as a chatterbox who doesn't try. I wish I could regulate my emotions and keep myself calm, but it's so hard. Then I act out, and do something so irrational that no one wants to talk to me. it's hard to be myself when everyone keeps telling me not to. This isn't limited to people in public places, by the way, this extends to my family. My mother, who also has bipolar disorder, is more often than not the one yelling at me and telling me to stop what I'm doing.