Unfortunately, you cannot give your loved one a magic pill that will cure them of bipolar disorder.  In fact, at this time there are not even a handful of pills that will cure them, at least not medically.  Since I am not a religious leader, I cannot tell you how to cure your loved in a divine, miraculous way, either.  What I am going to tell you is how to cure your loved one of bipolar disorder in a way you have never thought of before.

 

First, let's start off by redefining the word "cure."  Ask yourself this question, "Does cancer currently have a cure?"  No, it doesn't, just like bipolar disorder.  However, many people with cancer do go "into remission."  Therefore, let's think of the word "cure" more like going into remission.

 

What is going into remission?  It means the absence of symptoms on a long-term basis.  Therefore, in asking how to cure your loved one of bipolar disorder, you must first address how to help them alleviate their bipolar symptoms on a long-term basis.  This is not as overwhelming a proposition as it might seem to you right now.

 

The first thing you need to do is to make sure your loved one is taking their medication.  Since bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance of the brain, it is very important that your loved one take their bipolar medication to correct this chemical imbalance.  In this way, the medication will help alleviate the symptoms of their bipolar disorder, thus helping you to "cure" your loved one.

 

The next thing you can do to for your loved one is to help them to get to all their appointments.  They should be seeing a doctor, psychiatrist, and therapist on a regular basis.  This is not something you should do for them, but something you should simply encourage them to do for themselves.  This shows responsibility on your loved one's part, and is important for their stability, or "remission." 

 

Therapy is just as important as the taking of medication on the part of your loved one, as learning to deal with the issues surrounding their bipolar disorder will help alleviate the "emotional" symptoms of the disorder just like medication helps alleviate the physical symptoms of the disorder.  Anything you can do to make sure they attend their therapy sessions regularly (including going with them if you have to) will help to "cure" your loved one of their bipolar disorder.

 

The greatest thing you can do for your loved one, however, is to show them your unconditional love and support.  You are the closest person to them, and they depend on you.  Your support (along with medication and therapy) can make the difference between whether your loved one goes "into remission" with their bipolar disorder or not.

 

There may not be a medical cure for bipolar disorder yet, but unconditional love and support is how you can cure your loved one of bipolar disorder until that medical cure is found.