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A 38-year-old member asked:

could i get some advice my husband has bipolar disorder i need some help usderstanding this?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Education ; Support: Are two important things to help you and your husband. A good place to get both of these is through nami. Here is the link for your local nami chapter in ohio. On the website you can find info on bipolar disorder. They also have meetings which can be very beneficial. http://www.namifc.org/.

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