Hi Madeg --
Welcome to HW! -- This site is great for sufferers and for loved ones! (I came here as the partner of someone with bp as well!)
Bp can seem like a very scarey diagnosis at first -- for the sufferer and for those who love and care about them. The best thing we can do to help is to educate ourselves, and to help our loved ones educate themselves, on the condition, and to make sure we have support in place as well as them. Has your boyfriend started getting treatment? You have made an excellent start by coming here for support, and I really hope that this helps you as much as it's helped me.
There are many good resources on the web for finding out about this condition. I posted a few for Chelle (seachell) the other day after she was first diagnosed (over in the anxiety-panic forum). You can link to that thread through this: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=623705
I also always recommend David Miklowitz's "Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide" -- great for the sufferer and for loved ones. It's a really practical look at the condition and treatments (including really good info on meds).
I have to rush off to work this morning (I'm over in the UK), so having to keep this short, but I'll be back on later and will check for you then (and post some more!!).
Lovely to meet you.
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