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Home > Patient & Family Resources > Health Library > Bipolar Disorder: Helping Someone During a Manic Episode
You may feel frustrated around a person with bipolar disorder who is having a manic episode. The high energy level can be tiring or even frightening. The person may also actually enjoy the mania and may not take medicines, which can prolong the episode. Also, the person may say and do unusual or hurtful things. You can help during a manic episode by doing the following:
Call a health professional if you have questions or concerns about the person's behavior. Always call a health professional (or 911 or other emergency services) if you think the person with bipolar disorder is in danger of causing any harm to himself or herself or others.
Current as ofMay 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Patrice Burgess MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineChristine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as of:
May 28, 2019
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
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