I have a brother-in-law who displays signs and symptoms of being bipolar. He has manic phases when he makes rash, irresponsible decisions (like quitting jobs) and sleeps very little. When he is in a depression phase he'll stay in bed for days and has difficulty being motivated by anything (even his 4 year old can't motivate him to do things).
Does anyone have advice on how to encourage him to seek help? He has gone to a family doctor for medication, but our family believes he needs the help of a mental health professional.
Any feedback from people who have experience with bipolar disorder would be much appreciated!
Aug 31 2009, 01:32 PM