100 questions and answers about bipolar (manic-depressive) by Herrick, Charles Robert; Albrecht, Ava T

By Herrick, Charles Robert; Albrecht, Ava T

Offers doctor's and patient's perspectives of bipolar disorder.


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Such discrimination is considered a violation of the ADA law. The law specifically prohibits an employer from asking questions about a person’s disability during an employee’s job interview unless the questions are directly related to job requirements. The same principle holds true once the prospective employee is hired. The bottom line: current laws protect employees from unwanted disclosures to employers, which should prevent the employer from finding out about your bipolar disorder. In this case, the law is on your side in preventing your employer from finding out about your medical status.

A good physician is one who admits ignorance and is willing to do the research to answer questions that he or she may not have immediate knowledge of at the time. Finding a willing physician with the above qualities is the start of providing help to a family member developing compliance. Toward that end, becoming educated about bipolar disorder will help to develop realistic expectations and coping mechanisms for when things go wrong. Review “worst case scenarios” so that a crisis plan can be established.

Ways in which the criteria may differ from state to state are primarily on the length of stay allowed prior to court review and on minor procedural differences. There may also be differences as to whether inclusion of a term called grave disability can be added as an additional criterion when deciding to hospitalize an individual involuntarily. Some states do not allow for this. The designation of grave disability means an individual is so disabled by a mental illness that he or she is in imminent danger due to the disability.

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