Bipolar Disorder Information

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    juniorgirl wrote...


    I am looking for a form that will help me to explain my Bipolar II depression to my husband.  He doesn't understand why on certain days I cant even get out of bed, I get sick real easily, I can turn from happy to VERY ANGRY on the drop of a dime, etc.


    Is there anything out there?







    Dear juniorgirl,


    I don't know of a "letter" per se, but here are some resources of information that could be helpful for you to share with your husband:

    A really great source of information is our Bipolar Education Health Center. In addition to information you can print and share with your husband, there are several videos that may well help him understand better.

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    Also, check out the Ask the Expert Patient section on our BipolarConnect, please. John McManamy, who answers questions there will have advice for you that's more specific to the depression of bipolar disorder.


    One more thought -- Has your husband ever gone to the doctor with you when you go to discuss bipolar disorder? This is often an excellent way to help a spouse understand.


    Good luck,


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Published On: November 12, 2007