Patient discussion about force

!!! The questions and answers on this page are written by patients and are not reviewed by health professionals.

Q. How to get a bipolar person to get treatment, if refuses to carry this condition?

My girlfriend’s mom told me once by phone that my girlfriend was bipolar. I started doing a little research and learned it is difficult to live with this sickness. I don't want to brake up but my safety is fading out now
A1Unless you know for definite that your gf has actually been properly diagnosed for this disorder, you can't tell her to get treatment for a disorder that her mum thinks she may supposedly have. I think you need to have a big long chat with your girlfriend about this and show her your encouragement and support, rather than fear about your safety. She needs someone like you to understand what it is like, and it seems that her bipolar is not an extreme case, otherwise you would have known right away with her behavior. It's caused my having major highs and lows, and if she has been properly diagnosed, encourage her to get the treatment as you care for her and want her to get better!
A2Is your girlfriend showing symptoms of bipolar disorder? Was she ever properly diagnosed? I have noticed that a lot of people loosely make statements about others being "bipolar" when they are simply moody. If she is truly showing signs of actually havingbipolar disorder try talking to her in a calm concerned non confrontaional way. Let her know you are concerned for her safety and well being, dont give her your at home diagnosis! Tell her that it might be helpful for her to speak to someone about how she is feeling, trust me if she is symptomatic of bipolar she is suffering and may be willing to seek help if she is approached in the right manner. Assure her there is no shame in talking to someone and that you love her and care for her and you want her to be well. It is also important for you to find the right time to have this conversation, if she is manic and easily aggrivated it might not be the right time. In a mania she will feel GREAT and trying to convince some
A3forced treatment is not an easy thing to achieve (thank god). it's a slippery slope my friend. like all psychotic illnesses - it's diagnosis is elusive, and you may find people that are not meant to be in a mental hospital. about your girlfriend, bipolar disorder has many sides, and if you haven't noticed yet and needed her mother to tell you- she might be a slight case. about your safety- you can be erst assure that it's secured. the only safety you need to worry about is her safety.
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.