thanks so much for replying and updating about your duaghter.
Your post makes a lot of sense and I see you are a very caring and loving dad.
I can see how hard it is to want to be both a parent and a support person for your daughter.,
Bipolar affects people differently somwhile it is helpful to read information , there will be individual differences. Also the way I experience bipolar now is very different to someone who is recently diagnosed.
Like your daughter I was I. denial and felt I was fine .and that there was nothing wrong with me. I think what happens is people take medication and feel fine and then say they don’t need medication,
Also no one wants to feel different and it can come as a big shock being in hospital.
Your daughter is lucky to have your support. it is also very confusing for her and sometimes the one thing she clings onto is the fact there is nothing wrong with her as that is a safe place for her.
I think the fact you love your daughter and am willing to help and accept her ups and downs will be reassuring. it is very early days for both of you and things will probably change.
Do you have anyone who can support you?
You are not alone and feel free to post here and let us know how things are going and you are most welcome to pop into This bipolar life thread.