8 Types of Depression You May ...

Types of Depression! Does depression have types? According to WHO (World Health Organization), India is the most depressed country in the world. The shocking statistics from WHO suggest that there is a lack of awareness in the country and the stigma associated with it is very high. Majority of people know what is depression but […]

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Why Some People Are More Prone...

It may seem freaky, bizarre to some, but yes it is true- many people around the world are prone to depression! It’s not just us who are telling but also research findings have proved it. “The prevalence of depression globally has been increasing in recent decades ranging from 20% to 25% in women and about […]

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How I got addicted to Alcohol?

Hello, this is Raajan Vasudev Menon from Bangalore. I am a recovered alcohol addict who’s just out of a rehab centre. I like to share my story to all, especially parents on- how your alcohol practice may affect your children’s life. There is no confusion from where to start with. For every annual leave, I […]

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Depression or Sadness- how do ...

Nobody would welcome the feelings of dejection or sadness, but feeling low can sometimes feel like a  normal emotion, and a natural response to disappointment or loss. But it is vital to note that if this sadness persists for a long duration of time, it can be devastating. However, depression is a mental health condition […]

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Why is Overcoming Alcohol Addi...

Alcohol addiction does lead to bad behaviours and is dangerous. But why is Overcoming Alcohol Addiction So Hard? “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction” – Gene Tierney Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is Hard- why? A person may not admit he is an alcoholic as he starts out seeking or experiencing a sense of […]

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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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