Bipolar disorder and its treatment
By Suhasini Reddy | THE HANS INDIA |
Dec 07,2017 , 06:35 PM IST
Treatment and Therapy for Bipolar Mania and Bipolar DepressionIf you suspect that you’re suffering from bipolar disorder, seek help right away. The earlier you catch bipolar disorder, the better your chances of getting and staying well.
An experienced mental health professional can make an accurate diagnosis and start you on the path to recovery. It may take some time to find the treatments and therapies that work best for you, but once you do, you’ll feel better. Effective treatment for bipolar disorder can relieve symptoms, reduce the frequency and intensity of manic and depressive episodes, and restore your ability to function.
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition. It runs an unpredictable course of ups and downs. When left untreated, these ups and downs can be devastating. The recurring manic and depressive episodes that characterize the disease make it difficult to lead a stable, productive life. In the manic phase, you may be hyperactive and irresponsible. In the depressive phase, it may be difficult to do anything at all. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you avoid these problems.
Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends on a combination of factors. Medication alone is not enough. In order to get the most out of treatment, it's important to educate yourself about the illness, communicate with your doctors and therapists, have a strong support system, make healthy lifestyle choices, and stick to your treatment plan.
Recovering from bipolar disorder doesn’t happen overnight. As with the mood swings of bipolar disorder, treatment has its own ups and downs. Finding the right treatments takes time and setbacks happen. But with careful management and a commitment to getting better, you can get your symptoms under control and live fully.