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Bipolar Tips for Families
Become as educated as possible on the
different terms, symptoms, and causes of bipolar
Talk to doctors and look for any possible
warning signs of worsening condition.
- Involve the entire family in assisting your
loved one to cope with their disorder.
Maintain reasonable expectations concerning
the recovery of your loved one.
In difficult situations, hospitalization may
be the only answer.
Discourage the use of alcohol.
Be aware of your legal rights, as you may
need to step in and assume control of your loved
one’s finances should they spend money
excessively potentially creating large amounts
Support groups can provide welcomed relief
to both the caregiver and care recipient.
Spend quality time with your loved one, yet
allow them some independence to regain their
confidence in handling a daily routine.
Be prepared for any relapses that your loved
one may encounter, recognize the reoccurring
signs, and discuss further treatment options
with their doctors.