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Medication good, non medicated bad?

How can I convince my friend who has bipolar that it is essential that they take their medication? (They refuse to.) First, I think it’s important to establish why your friend is not taking medication.  Ask if there are side effects they doesn’t like.  If that’s the case, they should be honest with their psychiatrist.  Finding the right meds can often be trial and error.  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder thirteen years ago.  I can honestly say that the right meds (combined with other things like therapy) have saved my life, but it took a year before we found the right medication. Second, in cases where the person has been sick for years and still refuses to take meds (or frequently stops) even though they demonstrate symptoms and experience consequences, it may be something called anosognosia. THIS CONDITION MUST BE DIAGNOSED BY A DOCTOR! That said, this is the […]

Posted by Jessica   |    October 16, 2015   |   One Comment

Helping Someone With Bipolar and Anorexia

I do not actually know if my friend has bipolar or has anorexia, but she won’t talk to anyone and denies she has a problem. She has been somewhat stressed recently (identity crisis, landlord selling house), and back in January I noticed a slight change in behavior and she wasn’t as joyful.  She took a planned 2 week trip to India at the end of January and when she had returned, she had lost a ton of weight, refused detailed conversations, and her mood was off and on until it just went completely down.  She reasons that food is not a priority, or she doesn’t want tight fitting clothes, etc.  She’s been given several resources but refuses to get help.  She stands by her computer at work and has actually fallen over. Her skin has become blotchy. How do you help someone who doesn’t think they need help, but is […]

Posted by Christi   |    October 14, 2015   |   No Comments

How Do I Get My Mom To Believe My Mental Illness Is NOT for Attention?

One minute my mom is serious about my mental illness, but the next, she tells me that even my doctor from the hospital psychiatric department thought I was faking that I have bipolar and bulimia.  I don’t know what to do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MY BIPOLAR AND BULIMIA ARE NOT FOR ATTENTION!  “Will you just snap out of it?” “Are you in one of your moods again?” “What do you have to be depressed about?” “You look so thin. Are you eating?” At times it seems there is no end to the “Momisms” that come out of the mouths of Moms. If you got as far as a stay in the “Pajama Hilton”, as my friend Amy calls the psychiatric department, and a diagnosis of  bipolar disorder AND an eating disorder–these are illnesses that are not easy to fake. And why would you even want to fake this? Bipolar disorder is a […]

Posted by Dori   |    September 30, 2015   |   No Comments

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