Talking, writing, or drawing about death, such as writing
Talking about things that can cause harm, such as
pills, guns, or knives.
Spending long periods of time
Giving away possessions.
Acting aggressive or
suddenly appearing calm.
Get help for you
If a loved one has bipolar
disorder, it may be helpful for you to get counseling to deal with its impact
on your own life. Manic episodes can be particularly hard. Talk with a
psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, or a licensed professional counselor
for your own therapy.
Counseling can also be helpful for a child who
has a bipolar parent. The parent's mood swings may negatively affect the child. This can cause tearfulness, anger, depression, or rebellious behavior.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 03, 2013
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