Bipolar: Intervention Combinations
Once the individual with bipolar is diagnosed, there are combinations of medications and treatments that are effective. These treatments and outcomes involve the individual, family, and friends.
First type of therapy involves the bipolar individual to work on changing harmful and negative thoughts and behaviors. This is called cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
Family and significant others will need to learn symptoms and key changes in behavior to help keep the bipolar individual’s mental health stable. They will need to learn new coping skills and problem-solving communication. This therapy is family focused.
The Individual needs to maintain a daily routine of meals and bedtime to ensure good management of social and work relations. Employers and human resource departments may have programs to aid in successful employment.
Understanding the changes in an individual will prevent mood swings and failed treatment. An bipolar individual may wish to work with a group, family, and caregivers in long term treatment and psychoeducation. Pyschoeducation may be provided by a licensed psychologist, social worker, or mental health counselor.
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