- 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
- Q How should I choose a support group if my partner has bipolar disorder?
- Q How can I know if someone I care about has bipolar disorder?
- Q How can I be a positive influence for my partner with bipolar disorder?
- Q How common is bipolar disorder NOS?
- Q How do I help my partner with bipolar disorder?
- Q What does co-morbidity mean with bipolar disorder?