Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance abuse causes substance addiction. It is a chronic disease characterized by the compulsive need to seek sub irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of the substance, the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted […]

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10 Things people who have over...

Alcohol addiction is more than just a drinking problem. It is a biological, progressive, chemical and a fatal disease. It can enlighten a sense of urgency and necessity due to its dependence but overcoming an addiction is so entrenched it is not an easy feat. People who have overcome addiction have been sailed two ships; […]

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Depression in Women

One in four women experiences depression at some point in time in their life. And women are twice as likely to experience clinical depression than men. Still wondering why the women in your life are crying most of the time, or feeling persistently sad, and has no interest in anything. Here is your answer: she […]

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The Family Impact: The social disadvantage and subordination of women on the one hand. And the rapid socio-cultural and economic changes on the other have significantly altered traditional structures and institutions within society. Such changes are invariably associated with social upheaval and drug abuse is a known outcome of such change. Drug abuse poses various […]

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Reinventing Mindful Eating

Reinventing Mindful Eating: Eating is an inevitable activity of everyday life. There was a time when this activity was carried on with utmost mindfulness, i.e. prayers were offered before beginning the meals, and after ending the meals slokas like Annapoorne Sada Poorne, Shankara Prana Vallabhe, Trayam were recited. Offering supplication (Du’ä) by Islam followers during the meal, […]

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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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