Loved ones can find themselves walking on eggshells because they never know what to expect next.
In addition, when the sufferer goes into a manic cycle, the inability to sleep can disrupt the whole house.
I'm happy to say that after a few years of struggle, I was able to find the right medication, balanced with self-care (including sleep, exercise, and diet), that has allowed me to thrive personally and professionally.
The support of family, friends, and therapists made it possible for me to reclaim my life after two hospitalizations.
Bipolar Disorder is one of the most severe mental disorders a person could have.