What are addiction treatment p...

We at Cadabams provide a wide range of services when it comes to addiction related mental health problems. Addiction is a serious mental condition that is complex and often chronic in nature. It affects the functioning and the constitution of the brain and body. Addiction has serious repercussions on relationships, families, schools, work life and […]

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Is Manic Depression Genetic/ H...

Research and studies indicate that bipolar disorder also known as manic depression share a genetic component. The disorder has a higher risk of being diagnosed in an individual if the disorder is/was prevalent in the individual’s family members. However, the mental illness is mainly triggered and shows an onset post a stressful life event. The […]

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Drug Abuse Rehabilitation

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

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Manic Depressive Disorder

We all experience our share of ups and downs but with manic depression one experiences these highs and lows quite intensely, affecting one’s job and school performance, personal relationships, and altogether disrupting one’s daily living. Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic depressive disorder. It is serious mood disorder marked by abnormal levels of mania […]

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Manic Depression Symptoms

We all have our bad day where everything seems to get on our nerves and good days where even the devil cannot stop you. But when do these mood states become a disorder? Like manic depression, also known as bipolar, most of the mental disorders can be confusing and difficult to identify as their symptoms […]

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Tips for Caregivers to Help People with Bipolar

Bipoar-BlogHuman interventions have been proven to be indispensable and effective in helping with bipolar disorder. If somebody close to you is suffering from bipolar, your love and support can make a huge difference in treatment and recovery.Caring for a person with bipolar isn’t as simple as you think because you need to find the right balance between taking care of yourself and offering care for apatient. People vary in what help they require from caregivers. At the same time, caregivers differ in how committed and engaged they’re in treating bipolar.From the caregivers’ perspective, finding the appropriate ways to handle bipolar is a trial and error process. Here are a few tips for caregivers.

Planning for Recovery

It is ideal if you can discuss the illness management when a person is relatively well. Making plans together on how to wrestle bipolar could make things easier. When a patient hesitates to discuss the illness management, you can start working on your own plans to cope up with the illness. You can even assist without mentioning theillness. For example, the patient may be asked to go for a walk without naming bipolar. Caregivers often have a very important monitoring role to play. If the patient has recently been diagnosed with bipolar, caregivers need to ensure the extended support since more time is required to establish the best clinical and community supports.

Family Care for Bipolar

Living with a person suffering from bipolar can definitely cause stress and tension, and family members struggle with fear, anger, helplessness and guilt. The strain can lead to relationship problems. Families can successfully tackle bipolar if they can accept the illness and its effects. There are many tips for families to tackle bipolar, and a few them include accepting the limits of patients and caregivers, reducing stress and communicating openly. Caregivers need to be patient enough as they may feel anger, upset and uncomfortable while helping a person with bipolar. They are also advised to consider their own well-being when workingout ways to support the patients.

Encouraging Patient for Medication

Medication is the basis of treatment for bipolar. Most people require it to control their moods and avoid relapse. Despite the need, many people stop taking medication. Some quite as they’re feeling better and others due to side effects.People who don’t think they have a problem are morelikely to stop taking medication.You can help patients by emphasizing the importance of medication and ensuring all prescriptions are being used as recommended. Above all, patients should be motivated to speak to the doctor about any side effects. Side effects can be hostile if the dose of the medication is too low or too high.

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