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How can I support my bipolar son?
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Get educated
If your child is still a minor, be sure to get him treatment.
. Both medications and therapy are helpful in the treatment of bipolar disorder. If your child is an adult already, be supportive, get educated about the disorder yourself, ask your son how he would like your support. An unquiet mind is a bestseller that addresses life with bipolar disorder.

In brief: Get educated
If your child is still a minor, be sure to get him treatment.
. Both medications and therapy are helpful in the treatment of bipolar disorder. If your child is an adult already, be supportive, get educated about the disorder yourself, ask your son how he would like your support. An unquiet mind is a bestseller that addresses life with bipolar disorder.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bipolar son
Be supportive, available & non-judgemental, while guide him to model you in positive ways.

In brief: Bipolar son
Be supportive, available & non-judgemental, while guide him to model you in positive ways.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Patient with Bipolar Affective D/O R known to have poor insight and Judgement., They don't think they R sick and therefore, they don't think they need medication. Therefore, they have poor medications compliance and since poor medications compliance can lead to " refractoriness",which means medications that were working before can stop working , U want to encourage compliance. In addition they can have co- morbid substance abuse. U can be supportive by being there for him and motivating him to keep his appointments , to be compliance with his medication and to refrain from all illicit drug use. To remind him that BAD is a chronic remittent illness but if he complies with his medication and refrain from illicit drug use, he can live a normal life. Remind him famous people like Beethoven and Winston Churchill who had BAD and yet they were very successful people.
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