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You may feel frustrated around a person withbipolar disorderwho 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of:
December 7, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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