Our expert says:
Well, of course, claims to be Bipolar, like most other diagnoses, COULD be misused by some people to get attention or for other unworthy reasons, but it is a serious, common and very real disorder, too.
The way your husband is responding would extraordinarily unhelpful. Why is he trying to take advantage of this health problem, by trying to convince you the situation is much worse than it actually is ?
Maybe you need to arrange for him to meet your psychiatrist who can explain what is and what ISN'T wrong with you. And if he pretends to be seriously concerned that you're more nuts than you think, then he should be happy to have a chance to discuss this with your shrink. It is him who is sounding disturbed, at this stage. Liza is right that what he is doing amounts to emotional abuse, and that you should keep a record of his acts of cruelty and seek help for yourself to deal with this
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