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How’s it going?
I hope you are doing well.
Hey, I have done a whole lot of interviews
with people who have bipolar disorder
and are really successful.
I must say, it’s hard to get these
done. It requires a ton to make it
happen. I have to run ads to find the
people, screen them, screen them
again, preinterview, set a day and
time (hope the people don’t cancel
which many do), etc. It’s a big
BUT, the past few days I found some
I was talking to one woman who was
telling me her story and she had mentioned
that basically she had a doctor that
took her off her medication for bipolar
which caused her to go into a huge
I don’t know if you know this but
the reason why my mom went in her
really big episode a few years ago
was because a doctor took her off
I didn’t know this back then and
thought that my mom stopped taking
her medication on her own. She told
me the doctor told her to not take it.
I thought that she wasn’t telling the
truth but I did my own investigation
and found that she was telling the
When I found out, I was SUPER mad
at the doctor. I called him, over
and over and over and over and over
again to ask why he did this. First
he wouldn’t return my phone calls
and then I basically let them know
that I would come to the office EVERY
day until I got an answer and I would
bring newspaper reports as well.
I am a total no nonsense bottom line
person. I hate excuses and when people
give me the run around.
So anyway when it was all said and done,
this doctor was so clueless, he admitted
he just didn’t know why he took her
off her medication. He “lost” the records.
At that point, I realized there were good
and bad doctors like there are good and
bad accountants for business. In the past,
I have had horrible accountants that were
totally clueless. I learned the hard way.
Anyway, so when I was doing this bipolar
success interview this woman said how
she never, ever got better until she
found a new doctor who immediately
made all the difference.
This is what happen to my mom as well,
after her really bad doctor, she went
to the hospital for a couple of weeks
and then the outpatient program.
NO ONE would help her really. I was
starting to get discouraged. I worried
that my mom would be “stuck” in a bipolar
I didn’t have anyone to really ask and
talk to. There was no guy like me who
you could buy a course from and get
the real deal. I couldn’t find success
stories at support groups.
I just didn’t know.
But then I invented my doctor finding
system and figured out how to screen
lots of doctors and found my mom’s
The system that’s in all my courses/systems
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
NOTE-We actually had three qualified doctors
to choose from. I feel I could have generated
about 21 if I had to. Anyway, I just gave my mom
three choices and asked her to pick one.
(I knew she would get mad if I didn’t give her
a choice so I did. BUT, I kind of put the one
I liked the best closer to her so she would
pick that one.)
So I went with my mom when she went
to the new doctor. The new doctor was
kind of a little odd. Don’t get me
wrong but she was a little different
than me. She was much shorter than me
and really thin. She had a lot of interesting
things on the wall. I kind of felt like
I was in the 1970s.
Anyway, she was, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY
good with my mom. She immediately started to
make my mom feel comfortable and get her on
the right track.
Then I left the visit. I just wanted to check
her out real quick and then she didn’t an
examination of my mom.
I just wanted to see her a couple of minutes
to make sure she was on the up and up.
So on the way home, my mom said how she
really liked this person. The doctor is
part doctor and part sales person. Good
doctors sell people on:
Why it’s okay to have a mental illness
How they are going to get better
Why medication is really good for them
They do it in a way like good sales people
do–which is get you to buy into things
on your own accord. Ever go somewhere
and a sales person gets you to buy something
that you really do need but in a nice way?
That’s what a good doctor does. I know that
many a doctor would be offended with what I just
said. They would say, “Dave Oliver, how dare
you compare me to a sales person. Shame on
you. I am not a sales person I went to school
for one million years and I am a professional
not a sales person.”
To those that would say this, what I mean,
there is a level of selling that occurs
between a doctor and a patient. A doctor
my sell, persuade, convince, etc. a patient
about the points I just listed above.
Bad doctors just give people a prescription
and say, “see you next time.”
This is really bad.
Therapists are the same. They are even better
at selling a patient on these things.
I know when I talk to someone with bipolar
disorder I always want them to come away
with the following:
-They can do well
-They need to have a good doctor
-They need to listen to their doctor
-They can manage their bipolar disorder
-There is hope
Many a person has said that I am the only
person who has ever been positive about their
bipolar disorder. I should not be.
A person’s doctor should be positive to
them and so should their therapist.
With that said, always remember how important
the doctor is for bipolar disorder.
People forget this all the time. A good doctor
saves time AND money. If my mom had a good
doctor and therapist over the years, we would
have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.
My dad finally gets this.
Spend time finding a good doctor. Shop around.
If you don’t know the questions to ask, get one
of my courses above.
ALSO, make sure you work with the doctor and
follow all the stuff that I explain in my courses
and systems above. There are a lot of things
that you have to do to make the job of the
Hey, I have to run. I will catch you later.
Oh, guess what? I have some cool new stuff
Here’s what I have planned. I have a new
f.ree teleseminar and webinar where you get
to ask me questions and I am coming out
with a new video on bipolar disorder you
can use for free. I’ll send you the details
I am kind of annoyed that I feel that I get
slowed down because I never understand all this
technology and how to use it. I hired someone
with bipolar to help me set stuff up. I have
all the ideas but never know how to use this
software or this thing or that thing.
Hopefully this new person, who is super smart,
can make it simple so I can start getting even
more stuff out to you faster.
Hey, I have to run. I’ll catch you tomorrow.
Oh, post some stories about how a good
doctor has helped you if you have a story.
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different programs I’ve put together… each one is designed
to help you with a different area of bipolar disorder whether
you have it or you are supporting someone with it.
You can see them all and get the details by visiting:
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mini seminars designed to teach you information
you can’t learn anywhere else.