Treatment of bipolar
Medication to treat bipolar / Psychological therapy to treat bipolar
Bipolar is chronic (long-lasting) and will not just go away, it requires the treatment of mental health professionals. When experiencing mania it can be tempting not to seek treatment because it is often pleasurable, however, the effects are often damaging to relationships and your bank account.
Medications are often a necessary aspect of managing bipolar effectively. Usually a GP will make a referral to a psychiatrist who will prescribe and monitor the medication.
A psychologist can also be vital in the management of bipolar. A psychologist can provide support and will help with the following aspect of managing the condition:
Understanding of what bipolar means and how it will affect your life
Help you develop strategies for managing; this can include managing working and relationships with other people
Help you become more resilient
Help you manage stress and lifestyle issues that affect bipolar
It can be helpful to read other people’s experiences with bipolar and what they did to manage it :
Treatment for bipolar
It’s good to know that treatment for bipolar is available. A combination of therapy and medication is widely considered the most effective treatment for bipolar.
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