People almost always need medication to get stabilized before getting off meds is even an option.For people with bipolar who simply refuse to take their meds Dr.Although nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, like many mental illnesses, it is often misunderstood.
First off, it’s important to know that refusing to take bipolar medication and possibly, someday, being off bipolar medication isn’t the same thing.However, children can ask many different questions about family situations. Many people with bipolar disorder do not have suicidal thoughts.Once a conversation starts, it is difficult to know exactly what children might ask. This is why we do not include this material in question-and-answer format.Each parent and child’s “beginning conversation” about bipolar disorder will be different depending on the child’s age and ability to manage the information. This brochure will help prepare you (whether you are the well parent, the parent with bipolar disorder, a grandparent or another adult in the child’s life) to take the first step.If you have already started talking to a child about bipolar disorder, this brochure will give you more information to keep the conversation going.