Parenting A Bipolar Disorder Child

Is your helping working? The definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Think about all the things you have done over and over that haven’t worked. It is good to have hope but it needs to be grounded in reality. If certain things have never worked, try something different. You have to analyze the effects of the things you are doing by looking at how they are affecting your child. Make a cost versus benefit analysis and decide whether each thing is working and whether something else might work better. Your expectations might also have to be more reasonable to be in line with what is possible.

No more agreeing to do something you hate because of your partner. No more fighting over who is going to do this or who forgot to do that, or the big one – who’s right and who’s wrong.

Thirdly, not taking the prescribed medication is a natural disaster. She doesn’t like to take it because it takes away too much of the manic side of her personality, and that is precisely what people are drawn towards. If she doesn’t take her meds, it leads to the manic-depressive cycling again.

One of the most important things someone can do to improve their life is to exercise effectively. When we exercise not only do we improve our perception of ourselves but it also helps keep an important chemical balance in our body. Also, in times of anxiety or depression exercise can help us put our life in perspective and work through the hard times.

Here’s something you can do to feel better. During the time when your depression and crazy acts up, why don’t you write down what you feel? This is extremely useful. In your notes, describe your problems, yourself, the people that you come into contact with and even the world in general. Write all that you want to write about and don’t hold anything back. By doing so, this will be helpful and might not worsen your depression and crazy.

If you are feeling depressed during the day try to stop what you are doing and go for a quick walk in the sun. Sunlight helps your body to release some chemicals that actually make you feel much happier. This is also true for people who are naturally depressed.

The bipolar personality generally isn’t intrusive and they let you know that they are simply grateful for any time you spend with them. Falling in love with them is very easy and the thought of marriage come naturally. It looks like you are the luckiest person in the world and that it will never end since you are truly appreciative for this wonderful being sharing his or her life with you. It can only be a win-win situation.