Talking with Your Healthcare Provider
Regular medical visits are important if you have bipolar disorder. So is open and honest communication with
your healthcare provider. You and your healthcare provider should work together as partners in your care.
Your condition can affect your mood, and your healthcare provider needs to hear how you are feeling. He
or she may need to change the amount or type of medicine you're using from time to time.
Ask about your condition and the medicine your healthcare provider prescribes. Make sure you understand
when to take your medicine. Know what the possible side effects are. Ask about any medicines or treatments that you think
might help you.
- Learn about the Types of Healthcare Providers/Therapists who treat bipolar disorder.
- Discussion Points lists ways to talk with your healthcare provider about bipolar disorder treatment.
- Finding a Healthcare Provider/Therapist shows how to connect with someone who can help.