Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
Your son is approaching his Bipolar
correctly if he is seeing a psychiatrist and taking medications. But taking medications is only part of the available treatment for Bipolar. Your son can also use individual and/or group therapy as well as self help to improve is situation. Here are resources he can use to help get started:
Also, tell him to consider support groups either on line or in person. Talking to others who have the same symptoms as he has can help him to feel less alone and provide much needed support.
It sounds like your son's psychiatrist may feel your son is eligible for disability due to his level of functioning. While this may be true, your son has a few options. He can increase his treatment with therapy and self help to see if that impacts his level of functioning. He can also consider disability if he feels he struggles to maintain his job or other activities. An attorney is a good recommendation because even with a severe mental health diagnosis, disability often turns people down the first time they apply. An attorney can help your son not only win his disability but he may also receive back payments to help him.
You may also want to consider this resource for support and answers for your son:
I hope this has helped you,
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