My husband goes from happy go lucky man who has all the greatest plans in the world and all the energy to do it with to a man with no energy and seemingly no future at the drop of a hat. It's driving me nuts and for all I know it maybe doing the same to him but he insist there is nothing wrong. From everything I;ve read and researched he seems to be "manic-depressant" otherwise referred to as bi-polar anyone else dealing with a similar situation, how do I get him the help he refuses to see he needs?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Health
Manic-depressive is not the same as bi-polar disorder. Manic depressives usually never have "highs" they have normal and lows. Bi-polar disorder is categorized by extreme highs and extreme lows. The highs are called "mania". When they go through this they have extreme energy, they may not sleep very well, have tons of ideas and are usually very impulsive. The lows are so extreme that they may become suicidal. The first step in getting help is acknowledgement. Until he acknowledges that he has a problem, you can help him. I would suggest you start going to a therapist and set the example for him. Maybe he might tag along and the therapist can then help him. Make it seem like it's his idea. Men love that.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:47 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by chocaholic888 at 12:52 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 12:53 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by chocaholic888 at 12:59 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Also notice the difference between Bi-polar 1 and Bi-polar 2 About Bi-polar
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:10 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Just to expand on my first post, the difference comes when the person doesn't experience many episodes of "mania" as they do depression. Even though manic depressive isn't even listed in the DSM-IV anymore, therapists are more likely to actually write down "manic-depressive" , rather than bi-polar disorder. It sounds like your husband may have Bi-polar 1.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 1:21 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
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