TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Mental Health Use this forum to share your mental health concerns and to seek advice.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Japhia Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Japhia's Avatar
 
Name: Japhia
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Queensland, Australia

Posts: 7
Join Date: August 18th 2010

Question Boyfriends Mum and Bipolar - September 13th 2010, 08:37 AM

So I live with my boyfriend and his family. I've been aware that my boyfriends mum has a Bipolar disorder and is being medicated for it over 10 years now. She usually is fine but once every 4 years (according to her husband) she has a major "episode" as he calls it. My boyfriend said that when she has an episode she goes crazy for about a month. He also mentioned that her last episode she tried to kill herself. But the weird thing about it is that apparently when she comes out of the episode she can't even remember what happened.

The other day my boyfriends dad was talking to my boyfriend, his sister and I to say that "She has started to lose it" and that the "episode is starting" so to be easy on her.

I'm just sort of scared of the stress that will put on the family and myself (I have an anxiety disorder).

I've tried looking up this "episode" and can't really find a lot of information. Has anyone got a clue about what will happen? I know each person is different but dpes anyone even know about these episode things?

Thanks to anyone that can give me some information.

Japhia.
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Batman. Offline
Protector of Gotham
I can't get enough
*********
 
Batman.'s Avatar
 
Name: Julz
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Posts: 2,724
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: December 14th 2009

Re: Boyfriends Mum and Bipolar - September 14th 2010, 03:50 AM

Well, since the episode is most likely of the Manic or Mixed variety, she'll most likely be overly happy. Like, ridiculously hyper, for lack of a better way to put it. She may become reckless, impulsive, spend more money, want to party, etc. She may seem like a whole different person all together.

And if its a Mixed Episode, she'll have those happy episodes, along with some very angry/very depressed moments, flipping out for no reason, becoming suicidal, etc.

I don't know what to tell you as far as dealing with it goes, but I'm sure your boyfriend and the husband will have an idea of what to do.


Dare to be Different, to be Weird, to be a Freak.
Overall, Dare to be yourself.

Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation



   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
bipolar, boyfriends, mum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.