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.