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Title: 3 Options for Bipolar Disorder Treatment


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3 Options for Bipolar Disorder Treatment
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  • There are certain individuals who experience
    bouts of extreme emotion, drastic change in sleep
    patterns and level of activity that is completely
    different from the typical range of behavior and
    emotions.
  • These symptoms are typical of those suffering
    from bipolar disorder or manic-depressive illness.

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  • Bipolar disorder is a disorder in the brain that
    results in extraordinary shifts in mood, levels
    of energy and activity, as well as the ability to
    do everyday routine tasks.
  • A person with bipolar disorder may have periods
    of extreme elation (manic episodes) and then
    bouts of intense sadness (depressive episodes).

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  • Since people who are struggling with this kind of
    disorder have difficulty coping and functioning
    with the regular demands and challenges of
    everyday life, it is important that they receive
    bipolar treatment immediately.

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There are several treatment options for people
suffering from bipolar disorder. Bipolar
disorder treatment can include one or a
combination of any of the following
  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Alternative Treatment

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Medications
  • The patient needs to take different types of
    medication to help alleviate the various symptoms
    of bipolar disorder.
  • Some of the more common forms of medication for
    this purpose include mood stabilizers to help
    manage erratic mood swings anticonvulsants and
    antipsychotic medicines to address manic
    episodes and antidepressant medicines to help
    treat depressive symptoms.

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Psychotherapy
  • Various psychological therapies such as
    family-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral
    therapy, and interpersonal therapy, have been
    proven effective in helping individuals with
    bipolar disorder, particularly if the same is
    carried out in combination with the right
    medication.
  • Psychotherapy not only helps the patient learn
    and manage the disorder but also encourages the
    involvement and support of family members in the
    treatment process.

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Alternative Treatment
  • Alternative forms of treatment include lifestyle
    changes regular exercise, eating a
    well-balanced diet, and getting enough rest and
    sleep.
  • This treatment works to support and complement
    other forms of treatment such as medication and
    psychotherapy.

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  • The options indicated above are some of the more
    common bipolar treatment options available.
  • Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is a lifelong
    illness, which means it is critical that the
    patient undergoes continuous treatment to manage
    the symptoms and help him to fully function in
    society.

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