Communication is a vital part of being able to deal with the onset of bipolar disorder. Now that you know there is a definite medical reason for the mood swings that you have probably been experiencing for a while, it is important that you explain this to the people you care about most. Open and honest communication about what your condition is and how it is going to be treated will help them to deal with the news more easily. Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder can put extra strain on your relationships, giving you even more to deal with. » Read more..