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ERIC Number: EJ810567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Even Keeled: A Practical Approach to Living with Someone with Bipolar II Disorder
Neal, Philip
Exceptional Parent, v38 n9 p50-52 Sep 2008
Bipolar II disorder can be better understood and addressed by applying appropriate psychological principles. One such principle is that, on a very basic level, emotion is neither good nor bad. It is however, the expressed reaction of the mind to its environment. From this perspective, emotion is very useful. Emotionality often gets a bad rap as with bipolar since the person with bipolar often experiences intense varied emotions. Yet, emotion can serve as a window into the inner workings of the mind as long as it is seen as a reaction to one's environment. People living with someone who has bipolar may find this principle a bit difficult to apply--but he or she should not give up. Unconditional love, reasonable expectations, and consistency are three key guidelines to understanding and coping with bipolar. This article describes several strategies for living with someone with bipolar II disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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