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divorcing bipolar husband

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
You can get help: Going to your own personal therapist is allowed and often necessary. Help is available for boundary setting and protecting yourself emotionally.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Divorce: Divorce can be very traumatic even when both parties have good mental health. Sometimes couples therapy can help the couple to deal with changes in th ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: Divorce is not a symptom of bipolar disorder. But if she married and divorced the same person, i would be suspicious that one of them had bipolar.
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It's Possible: In and of itself, divorce does not automatically mean that someone has bipolar disorder. However, characteristics of bipolar disorder include impulsiv ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Unless he is a: Potential danger to self or others - it is likely that he would need to voluntarily accept a psychiatric evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't predict: There are different types of bipolar disorder. I have seen some patients stabilize more quickly than that - and others take much longer.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
NAMI & DBSA: A good place to start: national alliance on mental health. The website for the michigan chapter is http://www.Namimi.Org you'll find a contact number ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Bipolar disorder: Mood instability, episodes of depression and mania (hyperactive, spending sprees, insomnia, hypersexuality, etc).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No one can : answer that question. With BPD it takes time to adjust medication and get it right. In addition, it needs to be followed by a psychiatrist since the d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Wow, you can't: Your bipolar husband needs to find his own happiness, you shouldn't feel it's up to you to make him happy. Couples counseling and bipolar support gro ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mental Health: diagnoses are imprecise but useful. The most practical approach to your question is to look at your behavior and work on changing what you can. A th ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Difficult situation: If there has been violence or you feel you are in danger, it's time to plan your escape. A phone call to your physician and/or law enforcement and/or ... Read More

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