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How can I care for a loved one with bipolar disorder?

There are several things that friends and family can do when someone they know is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. They can:
  • help them get a correct diagnosis
  • learn about the disorder and what it will take to make them better
  • help them through the manic phase of the disorder, which can be a highly stressful experience
  • help them through the difficult to treat depressive phase of the disorder
  • help them to recognize the warning signs, signals and symptoms of a relapse by tracking the moods of the person

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