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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and addiction can go hand to hand. The question that arises here is whether the hen came first or the egg? The same applied with BPD and with substance abuse.  they are not guaranteed co-occurring illness, talk about how many ppl with addiction have chances of this. What is Borderline Personality […]

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Living With Dementia Parent As...

Hello, I am Kamal Jeet Singh, I am a caregiver for my dad who’s suffering from dementia since 2016. Recently, I read a piece of news and got to know that 40-60% of dementia caregivers experience significant stress. Such an immense number kept me worried. According to my layman knowledge, at least 50% of them […]

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Yes, Parkinson’s disease is a type of Dementia. It is a progressive disorder that affects changes in the body movement. The average age of onset of Parkinson’s disease is 60 years and the longer somebody has it, the more likely they are to develop dementia. What causes the illness? What are the symptoms, risk factors […]

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Dementia Caregiver Stress

Frankly, caregiving is not an easy task to do. The role of a caregiver demands more patience, better understanding, self-discipline, above all a scads of responsibilities. If you are into this role, firstly, pat yourself on your back, you are doing a fabulous job! A recent study published by the National Academy of Science suggests […]

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Rehabilitation and its benefits in treating Bipolar Disorder

Rehabilitation- The Path To Normal Life.A person with Bipolar Disorder experiences polarizing episodes of mania and depression. Individuals can experience drastically opposite symptoms ranging from increased energy, grandiose feelings, sleeplessness and impulsive behaviour during mania, to sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, disturbed sleep patterns in depression. Some may experience a Mixed State with both manic and depressive symptoms simultaneously or a rapid cycle state where a person experiences these episodes consecutively. These extreme mood swings can also hinder a person’s ability to function normally.

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental disorder. Diagnosis in early stages followed by treatment, can help tackle the symptoms and allow a patient to lead a balanced life. Yet about 60 percent of the patients are misdiagnosed in the early stages, as few symptoms are identical to other conditions. The experience and symptoms can be different for each individual and need a different approach for an effective treatment. Hence, it is necessary to encourage patients to speak their mind for accurate diagnosis and discuss possible treatment options.

Apart from medications and therapies, rehabilitation also forms a part of an effective treatment plan. It includes residential rehabilitation as well as follow-on care and counselling.

Residential rehab centres provide a live-in facility to an individual while receiving care. Many rehab centres conduct group therapy or family program along with individual therapy. Rehabilitation centers offer a number of advantages.

  • It facilitates wholesome treatment with professional assistance including medication, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychotherapy, biofeedback, etc. They offer varied programs revolving around healing anxiety, managing stress, learning codependency, enhance coping skills among other benefits
  • The trained staff can help regulate daily medication, therapy sessions, sleep schedule, etc., to establish a normal routine
  • It provides a 24/7 medical supervision while receiving treatment. Constant supervision allows close monitoring of patient’s condition, symptoms, progress and suggest quick modifications in treatment, if needed
  • Continued therapy helps avoid the relapse episode as a result of discontinuing medicines
  • It is a best option in severe cases that require immediate stabilisation

Rehabilitation centres offer and create a solid support system for many individuals suffering from the same mental disorder and are seeking therapy. They aim to provide stabilisation programs to keep an individual motivated to continue the treatment with as little disruption as possible for a healthy life.

#SpeakYourMind as Bipolar Disorder does not mean one cannot live a normal life.

 

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