For successful treatment of bipolar disorder, you need to contact a psychotherapist or psychiatrist who has experience with the treatment of this disease and can teach the patient to eliminate the symptoms of the disorder. Patients who are skeptical about the help of a therapist need to be brave and tell their problem to a loved one, close friend or spiritual mentor. Close people who can be trusted will help to make the first step in the fight against this disease.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic disease that requires constant treatment throughout the life of the patient, including during periods of remission. Usually, treatment is carried out by a psychiatrist who has experience in the treatment of this disease. In the treatment process, psychologists can also take part.
Correctly selected treatment can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of manic and depressive episodes, allowing the patient to lead a normal lifestyle. Supportive treatment, which is carried out during periods of remission, also plays an important role. In patients who refuse supportive treatment, the risk of recovering the symptoms of mania and depression is higher.
Medications are vital for patients with bipolar disorders. Often patients refuse to take medication because medications have side effects. The doctor’s task is to select a drug that will be most suitable for the patient and not have serious side effects.