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How to help a patient of bipolar syndrome?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Medications and...: Bipolar disorder usually is responsive to one of a variety of medications. However, a problem inherent to the disorder is that people with it often are least interested in seeking treatment just when they most need it; so, education and therapy to recognize early signs and created support systems can be invaluable in helping the individuals remain stable with this waxing and waning disorder.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
They may not realize it & may need feedback from family & friends to guide them to seek professional help. If you have concerns about mental health please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple forms of psychotherapy to have a thorough evaluation & help for symptoms & state of mind; & a Psychiatrist for medication if needed. Have a physical exam to rule out any underlying illness.
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