How to Deal with Rage from a Person with Bipolar Disorder

Dealing with rage from a person with bipolar disorder can be difficult, especially if it is a family member or loved one. The mood swings people with bipolar disorder experience are much more severe than the normal "ups and downs" that people face. If a relapse cannot be curtailed, there are things you can do to cope during a manic or depressive episode. Below are a few suggestions.

Fast Facts:

  • Psychiatrists recommend that you learn to recognize and deal with symptoms.
  • Understand that they cannot control their feelings.
  • Know what to do in a crisis.
  • In an emergency, call 911.