My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years, and have a one-year-old son together. In the beginning, he had started going back to therapy and was on a few different medications. The last ones were seroquil and depicote. They made him sleep all day and have more mood swings. (Of course it didn’t help that the therapist and “prescriptionist” he was going to changed the medication up every month). So he has been out of therapy and off medication for a little over a year now.
However, his condition is progressing and his episodes are becoming more frequent. He is more distant and irrational. It’s making our relationship very difficult… He is suppose to find a new psychiatrist this week and try to be put back on medication.
My question is, how can I help him? What can I do to keep his episodes to a minimum? (Aggravation, stress, and anger are his biggest triggers). I really need some advice on how to be a supportive girlfriend, since I have never been in this type of situation before, I have no idea what I can so to make things better. Please Help!