I'm talking about my mother, my father, my brother, and people I thought were my friends, two of whom I've known for 10 years.

If one month you're doing fine, and another you "change", I would rather explain that I have RTS instead of "bipolarity" or some other misdiagnosed stigma. I guess in my worldview, I wouldn't talk that way to someone. But, obviously I live in a more empathic world.