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Religious Practice: Personal E...

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Stages of Alcoholism

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When does drinking become bing...

Drinking alcohol is a common social practice in our society. But, how much alcohol is too much and of all the above when does drinking become binge drinking disorder?   Binge Drinking Disorder Binge drinking is a phenomenon that’s been around for a very long time. Generally, binge drinking is purposeful drinking. People drink for […]

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Tips To Live Better With Bipolar Disorder

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Unlike any other mental health condition, bipolar disorder strikes harder in daily life. Managing it requires a fusion of professional help, medication and therapies. Furthermore, the individual needs to adopt a few lifestyle habits to prevent bipolar.

This blog briefly highlights the best tips to help you live better with bipolar disorder.

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5 Tips to deal better with bipolar disorder

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  • Educate yourself about the illness

To put the distress out the equation, have an in-depth knowledge of the illness. Once you are familiar with the disorder you can share your concerns with the loved one or get the help from a psychiatrist. Also communicating eases you to get the right medication/ therapy for the betterment. Also, It may help the family member or friend to support your well-being during crisis.

  • Do a self-journal

Sounds silly but works effectively when it comes to bipolar recovery. All you need to do is track the symptoms that you experience. Track changes in the thoughts and behaviour such as a change in sleep patterns, interpersonal conflicts, relationships, work stresses, substance abuses and seasonal mood behaviours. Figuring out these factors may help you stabilise mood and deal/ anticipating with the triggers.

  • Opt a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is one among the best coping skills to reduce the risk of bipolar disorder. It introduces a few activities such as sound sleep of 6 to 8 hours, cultivating a hobby, do regular exercise/ yoga/ or practice mindfulness, avoid junk foods and have a nutritional diet, take prescribed medication consistently, get rid of substances. Engaging in a healthy routine helps you in improving the chances of your recovery. Above all, it disconnects you from life stressors and makes you feel cool, calm and composed.

  • Have an action plan

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Not every situation is under your control. Yes, there are a few exceptional situations where things may go wrong. Hence it is important to have a worthy action plan that works during the crisis. Write down a list of people maybe that you/ others can contact in emergency situations or when help is needed. The list may also contain the medications, signs and symptoms (so that others can understand the condition).

  • Seek help

It is essential to stay engaged with the right support system. Social connections reduce the chances of people going unnoticed with your mood change. Furthermore, it reduces the risk of developing depressive episodes.  It is essential to figure out the right support system. It can be your family member, friends, community or counsellor. If the friend or a family member has enough knowledge about the illness and the symptoms, yes it is the right choice. Or else you can also opt for professional help or a bipolar-based social community would be a better choice.

“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself”- Maya Angelou

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If you know someone dealing with bipolar disorder might be your adored one, Feel free to walk our campus. Also, you can reach us at  +91 96111 94949 or visit Cadabam’s.

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