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Manic episode with delusions - what are treatment programs?

Friend is having a manic episode with pretty strong delusions. Doc is treating her as an outpatient (she is not threatening suicide or to kill anyone), so she's still "on her own" in between doc visits, which is leading to some undesirable outcomes to say the least. A question on treatment: is there anything like a "halfway house" for those with mental illness where they can cool down from these episodes in a safe place? She doesn't need a hospital bed or a padded room, but does need someone looking after her so she makes the right choices. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Jun 27, 2015 - 18 answers

How do I know?

I asked this question a handful of months ago. Now I need help figuring out when it's mania, and when it's confidence and feeling well and in a good mood. [more inside]
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Apr 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Irritable Kind of Mania

I've posted plenty here about mental health stuff this year, and now I'm posting because I'm about two weeks into a manic episode which is the really irritable mania, not the euphoric kind. I have only been being treated for bipolar II starting this year, and it's possible my mania is actually a trauma response. I am hoping someone here can help me make do with the mania while it lasts, if not help me figure out how to get it to end early without totally crashing. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Nov 28, 2014 - 7 answers

How can my family bar my bipolar father from access to credit?

My bipolar father will go on crazy consumer debt fueled sprees of spending / gambling. What can we do on a severely limited budget to ensure he doesn't end up homeless or otherwise in major trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2013 - 10 answers

I never knew just how awful bipolar disorder could be

What do you do when brain chemistry has turned your beloved partner into someone who doesn't seem to like you and who you, well, don't really like that much either? Please help me understand how to live through and survive my significant other's first manic episode. [more inside]
posted by The Puppet of Secrets on Dec 11, 2012 - 30 answers

Help Me Help Bi-Polar Partner

My partner suffers from bi-polar disorder, manic mood swings, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I need help. Books and personal experience please. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Shit Mittens on Aug 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Repair a Bipolar-Singed Friendship

What is the best way to repair a potential relationship that has been damaged by my manic episode? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 45 answers

Can I cancel a phone contract for mental health reasons?

A year ago I went through a serious manic episode, during which I signed a 24 month O2 phone contract which I can't afford. Is there any chance O2 would cancel the contract if I explain the situation and provide medical evidence?
posted by Chenko on Dec 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Managing BiPolar Relative

Managing Bipolar Manic Episode? [more inside]
posted by bananafish on Nov 19, 2009 - 7 answers

No, really, you can't do it all.

Wife is bipolar and in the manic part. She's taking meds and her doctor has ordered her off work for a week while she ups her meds and ordered her to quit several activities which she enjoyed doing, though they stressed her. She's getting depressed and unfocused. How can I help her? [more inside]
posted by MichaelKnight on Jul 11, 2007 - 12 answers

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