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What do you dou when you are a teen trying to cope with a bipolar dad?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Seek support
Seek a support group for bi-polar disorder. Seek out understanding family members, friends, clergy and counsellors such as at school.
You may need to see a counsellor. Read and study the disease and try to know all that you can so that you understand why those with bi-polar d. O. Do what they do and act as they act. Protect yourself and your family as needed. Empathize and cope. You can do it.

In brief: Seek support
Seek a support group for bi-polar disorder. Seek out understanding family members, friends, clergy and counsellors such as at school.
You may need to see a counsellor. Read and study the disease and try to know all that you can so that you understand why those with bi-polar d. O. Do what they do and act as they act. Protect yourself and your family as needed. Empathize and cope. You can do it.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Find everyday safety
In addition to ensuring that your dad is in medical treatment, make sure you have the right supports.
Is there someone you can call any time of day to come and get you if something goes wrong? Sometimes it's good to have a "port in the storm". Along those lines, seek counseling if you think you're getting too stressed.

In brief: Find everyday safety
In addition to ensuring that your dad is in medical treatment, make sure you have the right supports.
Is there someone you can call any time of day to come and get you if something goes wrong? Sometimes it's good to have a "port in the storm". Along those lines, seek counseling if you think you're getting too stressed.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Dr. Matthew Keener
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