Bipolar Disorder: Helping Someone During a Manic Episode
You may feel frustrated around a person with bipolar disorder who is having a manic episode. The high energy level can be tiring or even frightening. The person may also actually enjoy the mania and may not take medications, which can prolong the episode. In addition, the person may say and do unusual or hurtful things. You can help during a manic episode by doing the following:
Call a health professional if you have questions or concerns about the person's behavior. Always call a health professional (or
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