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Bipolar Disorder

How can I help my adult child with bipolar disorder?

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  • Here are some ways you can help an adult child with bipolar disorder:
    • remember to treat your child as the adult he or she is, even your child is acting in an immature manner
    • encourage treatment and offer support
    • remember that you have limits; do not become abused either emotionally or financially by a child suffering from a manic or hypomanic episode.
    • be cautious when lending money as bipolar individuals do not exhibit reasonable thinking skills and can spend recklessly
    • remind loved ones that it can take time to find the right talk therapy or medication and that they can't give up
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