my sons GF being tested....

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   Posted 7/20/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I am concerned and worried....
I have known a few people who have struggled with depression, and af ew who were manic or bi-polar

I am concerned that my son is seriously intersted ina gal whio is in the midst of diagnosis
testsing meeting psycatrists...

she is not on any meds..
but has extreme,.. moods
and behaviors

any advice

as she is currently staying with us...
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   Posted 7/20/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Shelter,

Yes, I have advise.  Why don't you tell her that you are glad that she is doing the right thing by going to see the psychiatrist for evaluations.  Then maybe you can say a prayer for her that everything goes well for her.

Keep the faith. blush

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   Posted 7/21/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Be supportive of her. If you are scared - imagine how she feels. Being diagnosed with anything is difficult and scary. I understand your concern for your son but isn't it better for everyone to know the truth than keep wondering if she is or isn't?

If she is diagnosed with BP, then she will need to hear that if she does what the doctor says you will help her manage her condition. She needs to hear that nothing is wrong with her, she just has a medical condition.

I would also suggest that you find out as much information as possible about BP. There are some great resources here at the top of the discussion page as well as if you do an internet search. Unfortunately there is a huge stigma attached to BP when in reality it is a managable condition like diabetes. There are many successful and famous people who have been diagnosed with BP that lead "normal" lives. With the right medication and doctors, your son's GF can too.


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   Posted 7/23/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Try to give them space and let them take care of themselves. Ask for your space so you can take care of yourself.

With all you have endured, I'm sure you can relate to how she feels right now. Let her know you understand. If you've ever been comforted by a diagnosis (because at least then you knew what you were battling) you could share that experience with her. You could try to reassure her that once she and the doctors know what is causing her symptoms they can treat the problem and she will begin to feel better.
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