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How are you doing?
Hey, I have to go super quick today because
I have a bunch of things to do.
BUT, I wanted to continue my info on
doctors and bipolar medications.
Oh by the way, I have a really, really
cool new thing that coming out on the
importance of medications for bipolar
disorder. It’s going to be a f.ree
I will keep you posted.
I also have 8 more podcasts that will
be uploaded today or tomorrow.
Okay, today’s topic is how to turn
a great doctor into a really bad doctor
How does this happen?
Actually take a guess? How do you think
this is possible? Guess then scroll down…
NO CHEATING!!!!! GUESS THAN SCROLL
KEEP GOING? Didn’t know this was so much work
So what did you come up with?
Okay, here’s how it happens AND it happens
ALL THE TIME.
Let’s talk about how it’s done point by point.
1. The patient is really slick and works
and beats the system. Some people with
bipolar disorder are so smart that they
actually know how the system works and
even though they are not stable they know
what to say to doctors to get them ultimately
What do I mean by less treatment? Well if a
person is not stable let’s assume they
need a change of medications
NOTE-I am NOT a doctor, therapist, lawyer,
insurance agent, etc. I am not offering
medical or legal advice. NOTHING that
I say should be used to diagnose, treat
or prevent and disease, illness or disorder.
Okay the person with bipolar who knows
how to work the system even though he
or she could be suicidal or homicidal
knows how to answer questions and act
so that there is no let’s say increase
or change in medication.
Eventually this person will have some
kind of major episode and do something
really bad. The doctor will look like
he/she had no clue when they were
2. The person with bipolar is NOT
honest with the doctor.
Let’s say Mary has bipolar and is
feeling really ill, depressed,
tired and has side effects from
her bipolar medications.
When the doctor asks:
“How’s it going?”
She says, “good.” She then never
says how she is really feeling. So
after the 15 to 20 minutes of the visit,
she escapes with no change in treatment.
Ultimately Mary could wind up killing
herself or getting into a super bipolar
Even a great doctor has no chance against
bipolar disorder if the patient is not
honest with them. SOME super doctors
can pick up on this but if they keep
asking you over and over and over again
about how you are feeling. And the person
with bipolar disorder says, “good, good,
good, good, and good” the doctor is
at a major disadvantage with how to
3. The third way is that the person
who has bipolar disorder does NOT follow
his/her treatment plan. This is what happen
with my mom’s current good doctor twice.
Two times, my mom didn’t follow the plan.
She took her medication but many of her
other “bipolar success variables” in her
bipolar stability equation were way off.
As a result, she went from stable to
unstable in 7 days 2 years ago. Then
sometime last year she went into a mini
episode. BOTH times were because her
treatment plan was not followed. She did
take her medication but didn’t do the
As a result, we almost created what I called
a “Bipolar Doomsday Scenario.” Fortunately,
I stepped in and stopped it.
Anyway, at first I was all mad at my mom’s doctor
because I felt like she didn’t do something.
But then I did a PEA (post episode analysis),
and found out the real deal.
NOTE-Never accuse anyone of anything related
to bipolar disorder without a careful investigation
on your part. Wait for days to go by before
you reach a conclusion. I talk about how
my mom’s other doctor before the great doctor
was horrible. I did a two week investigation
and asked him a ton of questions to reach this
Those are the ways to turn a great doctor into
a bad one.
I know people on my list have HORROR stories
of what I just described.
If you are starting to think the doctor should
work harder, etc to make sure this doesn’t happen,
it’s just not realistic.
A doctor can’t investigate every single person’s
situation. There is just not enough time.
It’s unrealistic. Lots of bipolar supporters want
the doctor to do all the work. It’s like the parents
of children with bipolar disorder that want me
to get in a plane, fly to their house, deliver
my courses/systems, read it to them, go to the school,
work with their kids, etc.
What’s the way around this?
If you have bipolar disorder, don’t do the
things that I just listed.
If you are a bipolar supporter you need to communicate
EXACTLY what’s really going on to the doctor, especially
if you are supporting someone who is really manipulative
In my courses/systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
I talk about how to do this from a to z. I tell
you want to do. I have exact plans. And, don’t feel
that you are blocked by privacy laws. I have to
be honest with you, it’s a breeze to get past those.
I have some many strategies to counter when
you get hit with the, “the doctor won’t talk
It’s kind of like a game for me. It’s David Oliver
versus bipolar disorder to help his mom. I am 100%
confident that I will win. I imagine a thing that
I am dealing with that is trying to beat me.
When I was making my courses/systems, I would think
of what it would do to counter what I would do.
Then I would have a counter to it’s counter. And then
I would think of it’s counter to my counter and I would
have a counter to it’s counter of my counter.
Plus, I never give up. Then I now have one last secret
weapon. I have a bunch of people who have bipolar
disorder that work for me that truly geniuses.
If I am starting to lose in a situation against bipolar
disorder, I talk to 2 to 4 people with bipolar that
give me a strategy to win.
Then I pass all this stuff to you in courses/books/guides/
Hey, I have to run. Catch you tomorrow.
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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.
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that I have sent in the past and lots of great
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P.P.P.P.S Check out my F.ree podcast. Hear me give
mini seminars designed to teach you information
you can’t learn anywhere else.