Bipolar I disorder is not predictable. But it is manageable. Bipolar I disorder is not predictable. But it is manageable.

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If you or someone you love is living with bipolar I disorder (BPI), it’s important to monitor how they’re feeling.

Mood shifts in BPI can seem unpredictable, and you may feel alone as you face the challenges of coping or helping someone with this illness. Rest assured— you, your loved one and your psychiatrist can work together to find a treatment plan to help manage BPI.

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How to help manage BPI?

It may be stressful to think about the future when your loved one is facing bipolar I disorder, but management is possible.

A long-term treatment plan can help people with bipolar I disorder manage their symptoms, which in turn can help them return and/or continue participating in activities such as socializing, and going to school or work.

There is no single treatment that is right for everybody, so each patient and their psychiatrist will work together to find the best medication and lifestyle choices for their situation.

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Faces of bipolar I disorder

BPI affects people all around you, and every person with bipolar I disorder has a different experience to share.

Here, you can read some of their stories* to learn how they have managed their lives with BPI and how they’ve experienced recovery.


*Fictional Stories.

Caregiver Support

Remember, it’s incredibly important to take the time to ensure you have the right resources to support you while you support someone else.


If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of death or suicide, call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645, or call 911 immediately.


Is this a bipolar relapse?

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