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how do i deal with a bipolar bf who wants to get rid of everyone he cares about? please help asap!! i'm worried


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replied March 5th, 2011
Bipolar Disorder Answer A20380
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the abnormal behaviour of your boy friend who is suffering from bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is characterised by unpredictable swings in mood from mania to depression. Mood fluctuations are chronic and should be present for at least 2 years before the diagnosis is made. During a manic episode, increased psychomotor activity, decreased need for sleep, impulsivity and impaired judgment are the main feature. Men likely to have more manic episodes over a lifetime. Since impulsivity and impaired judgement are the main problems during the manic episode which might be responsible for the symptoms that you have mentioned in your boy friend. You should consult a psychiatrist for thorough evaluation of your boy friend and institution of mood stabilizing therapy as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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