Hi Everyone, I am interested in knowing about a disease called bi polar disorder... as one of my friends is diagnosed y'day with this disease. To give you a brief history about the patient is that she has been behaving in an erratic manner for the last 3..4 years. She is married with 2 kids and her hubby is an extremely cooperative guy in every way...no inlaws living with them.. In my opinion, she has no problems in her life like money, inlaw issues, kid issues, etc., she is not even employed as she is not interested in working and her hubby is ok with that as she can take care of her children who are 7 and 5 yrs old. Now, since y'day, my research on the Net shows that it is a disease which cannot be cured but can be treated thro' constant medication, counselling, family and friends cooperation, rest and relaxation with good amount of outdoor activities such as walk, exercise, yoga etc in the open air. Can any health professional in this forum or anyone who knows someone going thro this illness shed some thought on this issue, how to deal with the patient's manic state etc., I really feel very sad for her kids and hubby who is undergoing hell for the last 4 years without knowing what to do. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.. Thanx Geeth Priya.