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How do you hang out with someone with bipolar disorder?

do they have "special" needs or whatever or can you just hang out with them as a "normal" person?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (11)
  • We are "normal". Talk to us like you would anyone else.
    Ziggy-Stardust

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 1:36 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • .. just like you can speak to a special needs person as you would a "normal" person.
    Ziggy-Stardust

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 1:37 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • People with bi polar disorder are normal people, and should be treated as such. And unless they told you they had it, you probably would never know.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I am biopolar and everyone treats me just like they treat anyone else. Just because I have a mental disablitity doesnt mean that I need to be treated any different.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • i don't mean to sound rude but it sounds like you don't know anything about bipolar disorder. they aren't crazy, they are normal people who have highs and lows, when they are at a high they are very energetic but they can come crashing down into depression really easily, there is also a happy medium where they are calm. if they aren't on meds then usually they have control over it
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 1:39 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • In my experience..it really depends on the level of severity of the diorder and if there are other disorders accompanying the bipolar. I have several family members with bipolar disorder. Basically, they are just normal people (whatever "normal" is supposed to be these days anyway,lol). They each have good days and bad days. On bad days, I can tell because they have been really moody and I tend to just stay mellow and low key and not push any buttons on those days. Kinda like when I'm pmsing..people tend to stay away..haha. :)
    Now, I do have family that have bipolar and have schizophrenia.That is different. Some days its like walking carefully on broken glass around them. Then I have family with bipolar,depression,ADHD...same thing...just be cautious of what you say, they can take things in the wrong context. I also have family with bipolar and mild autism.I guess you just become adjusted to that person..just get to know them
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:44 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • My mom has bi polar, and she's normal...I guess....what do you consider to be "normal"? She has her ups and downs....she can be really rambuncxious (sp?) some days...and really tired and down on others, but she's just like any of us....jesus...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • they are just the same as everyone else .... every one has ups and downs they have them a little more extreme or often... half the time you dont even know someone is bi polar
    jaksonsmommy

    Answer by jaksonsmommy at 2:14 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I agree with everyone else, people with bipolar disorder are normal people when it comes to just hanging out. My dad is bipolar. He was diagnosed after he quit going to work, bought up a bunch of properties to fix up (he's a carpenter) putting himself into debt but wasn't really working on them. He wasn't acting like himself, but he still seemed normal to me when I talked to him. He was maybe more talkative sometimes and less other times, but I would never have known except that he ended up divorced and his ex-wife told me all this stuff.
    mybella81

    Answer by mybella81 at 2:15 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I wouldn't know either. Don't know anyone with it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on May. 11, 2010

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