A 60-year-old male asked:
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psychology:adult acquaintenance with daily manic episodes is visiting for one mo. besides empathy for this person with the disorder what else helps?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Be clear w/in: yourself about how much time you will spend w/friend when manic. If not, he will run your schedule and your day. You can give him 1/2 hour, for example, when he's like that and then have him entertain himself until later. You can tell him this beforehand. Sounds like he is being treated professionally. If not, provide a referral. Peace and good health.
Answered on Jul 27, 2019
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Dr. Steven Griggs
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Basics.: Try to get your acquaintance to sleep an extra hour at night and to take a nap prn. Feed them a really bland diet weighted towards proteins. Stay away from preservatives, food coloring and sugar. The bi-polar brain is five times more likely to experience extreme shifts when sleep deprived and fed a diet with the big three bad things... Lastly, consider CBD's.
Answered on Jul 27, 2019

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