An SO with bipolar disorder
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An SO with bipolar disorder

Q: I was writing to ask about the effects that this can have on close friend. My former fiancee was diagnosed this past summer with bipolar, and it turned nasty. SHe would yell and get delusional, and one night decided to cut her wrists, just to feel it. I got her in the hospital and she came out after being there a week in the mental health area, then a few weeks later told me she had burned herself and then she cut herself with a broken bottle up and down her wrists. I was wondering what I should do, I am there for her, but she still believes everything will be the same as it wasafter she gets better. She has now moved home to Kansas with her parents to get help, because her father is on the medical board there. Your reponse would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Bill

Dear Bill
Check out a self-harm site for more info on that; then BPSO.org, a great site for family/friends.

Dr. Phelps


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