17 doctors weighed in:

I'm dealing with depression and my boyfriend is bi polar.How do we handle this together?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Don't even try.

You need to be supportive of one another, but you are individuals with individual problems.
You are not likely to be ready to improve at the same time, nor to respond at the same rate. Tying your improvement to his, or vice versa, compromises both.Each must get strong/well for the relationship to be healthy. But when the 1st one improves, the other has a better chance. Just get started on yourself.

In brief: Don't even try.

You need to be supportive of one another, but you are individuals with individual problems.
You are not likely to be ready to improve at the same time, nor to respond at the same rate. Tying your improvement to his, or vice versa, compromises both.Each must get strong/well for the relationship to be healthy. But when the 1st one improves, the other has a better chance. Just get started on yourself.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Thank
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Big challenge

Mood symptoms can cause a lot of stress to the patient and his family.
If u really care about each other and want this relation to work ; 1- u both have to be compliance with u medication 2- to refrain from illicit drug use 3-have family therapy and individual therapy 4- be supportive of each other5- make time together to enjoy u hobbies and enjoy each other company.

In brief: Big challenge

Mood symptoms can cause a lot of stress to the patient and his family.
If u really care about each other and want this relation to work ; 1- u both have to be compliance with u medication 2- to refrain from illicit drug use 3-have family therapy and individual therapy 4- be supportive of each other5- make time together to enjoy u hobbies and enjoy each other company.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Thank
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask for help

Ask for help from your doctor or see a psychiatrist will be a good start.

In brief: Ask for help

Ask for help from your doctor or see a psychiatrist will be a good start.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors