Learn More About Bipolar Disorder Treatment Options

Posted on: September 16, 2018

The right bipolar disorder treatment can be an effective way to regain control over your life and reach a better state of being. Understanding and learning more about each treatment option makes it easier to decide on how to proceed. We recommend visiting our office for a professional opinion. In the meantime, learn more about the available treatment options below. Also, remember that every person is different, and it may be necessary to try a few methods to find the one that is right for you.

Types of medications

Those with bipolar disorder are often prescribed a variety of medications, depending on the severity of the disorder. There are three main types of medications:

  • Mood stabilizers
  • Anti-psychotics
  • Anti-depressants

The effectiveness of these medications depends on the combination that is given and the specific person taking them. In other words, a physician will determine what medications a patient should initially try, and then make adjustments through regular monitoring. Once the right combination has been identified, a patient’s medications should remain the same unless there is a sudden change in their symptoms.

Types of therapies

Other treatments may be used in addition to medication, including therapy. There is more than one type of therapy that can help people suffering from bipolar disorder. These therapies can include but are not limited to:

  • Talk therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive
  • Interpersonal

Each of the therapies provides a different approach to healing. They can be used separately or with one another. Those who use them can benefit from having a way to discuss how they feel in a constructive way and to let go of negative emotions and thought patterns. Sometimes, changing something as simple as a person’s outlook can make a significant difference in how they feel and how they cope with daily situations.

Reasons to seek bipolar disorder treatment

Seeking treatment can make it possible to:

  • Live a full life
  • Regain enjoyment of life
  • Perform well at work
  • Meet family obligations
  • Have improved mental, emotional and physical health

Another reason to seek treatment is for the betterment of a person’s family. Bipolar disorder can cause significant stress, both for the individual suffering from it and for their family. It can cause marital strife, make children worried or anxious and even lead to the loss of relationships. Receiving treatment can be the first step in repairing those relationships.

Treatments are available

Bipolar disorder treatment options are available. It is always important to consult with a physician to discover which treatment options are the right ones to try initially, and then to continue seeing a physician for regular monitoring. Anyone who thinks they may suffer from bipolar disorder should make that appointment right away.

Bipolar disorder can be treated with the right plan, and by working with a physician, a patient can learn a lot about their condition and the steps required for recovery. Don't wait to find the help that you need for this disorder. Help is only a call away.

Request a physician appointment here: https://drsergesorokin.com or call Center for Emotional Peace at (847) 722-6118 for an appointment in our Highland Park office.