- It's Bi-polar disorder, not manic depression. It's not so freaky. Read up on it. It is still okay to sing along with and enjoy the song "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix, and to a much lesser extent, "Manic Monday" by The Bangles.
- If you think someone or something is of two minds (or has two distinct sides that seem diametrically opposed), say that, don't say "Schizophrenic", because that's not what that means. It always vexes me when people who are otherwise very careful with the words they choose make this particular word choice.
If you tell your kid that his parent is bad for having a mental illness/emotional problem, and that kid is biologically predisposed to having that same or a similar problem, you are setting up your kid for a bad experience if he is indeed diagnosed with a mental illness/emotional problem later in life. Open your eyes and your mind before you cause a little boy damage. Asshole.