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The Holistic Approach To Treating Bipolar Disorder

The Holistic Approach To Treating Bipolar Disorder



Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that is characterised by extreme mood swings. Around 2.5% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder. It affects men and women equally and is even found among children and teens. 

The treatment program and rehab for bipolar disorder at Cadabam’s includes personalised and proven treatment procedures in elite foundation driven and worked by a multidisciplinary group of mental health specialists and profoundly – qualified therapists who have a progressive effect on people, families, and society. A 24/7 facility, Cadabam’s approach to rehabilitation in a holistic manner brings about a new way of achieving recovery and positive outcomes. Contact us today at +91 97414 76476.

The recurring swings between extreme happiness and depression are exhausting for the bipolar person. It drains their energy and affects their relationships and career. 

A bipolar person has the tendency to make very impulsive decisions during mood swings that can impact their lives in the long term. Bipolar disorder can result in extreme mood swings episodes that are out of the control of the person, their friends, colleagues and loved ones. 

Bipolar disorder can be caused due to many nautral and situational reasons like presence of the disorder in the family, or high level of stress or high dependence on substance etc. 

Rehabilitation for People with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorders cannot be cured but can be kept well under check with a combination of medication, therapies and lifestyle changes. Cadabam’s is India’s leading mental health rehab for bipolar disorder. At Cadabam’s, the treatment for every person with bipolar is individualised to them. 

Psychiatric rehabilitation is one of the most effective ways to help a person get control over their bipolar disorder and regain the ability to live a normal life. The short-term psychiatric rehabilitation program at Cadabam’s cocoons the person from the triggers, pressures and stigmas that they face in their daily lives. It gives them a neutral and non-judgemental time and space to focus on themselves and their recovery. 

Cadabam’s provides holistic therapy as part of their bipolar rehab. This involves guided meditation, exercise, yoga, reel therapy, music therapy and many other therapies that help the person recover mentally as well as physically. 

There are different types of bipolar disorders and their causes vary from biological to psychological. For a person with bipolar disorder, short-term rehab will first be implemented to determine their type and severity of their bipolar disorder. This is the most vital step as the line of treatment and therapy is tailor-made for the person based on the precise professional diagnosis. 

Other Treatment Options for Bipolar Disroder

Medication to help balance the brain chemicals and bring the mood swings under control are very important in the treatment of the bipolar disorder. The person will have to be very diligent in taking medication exactly as prescribed. Medications such as mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and antidepressants specific to the exact type and severity of the disorder are prescribed. 

Knowledge certainly is power. The bipolar person is empowered with the knowledge of exactly what bipolar disorder is and the mechanisms by which it affects their minds and bodies. Certain patterns in behaviour and thoughts trigger bipolar episodes, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps the person identify and modify these patterns. 

In cases where the bipolar symptoms occur because of brain chemicals that are out of balance, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a treatment option. This is the application of a small electric current to electrodes on the scalp by a doctor. This changes and balances the brain chemicals thus easing the symptoms. It is particularly useful when the person is allergic to the medication that is usually used to manage the brain chemicals. 

The family of the person who is suffering from bipolar disorder is also sensitised about the illness to help them support the person better. Group therapy or community therapy at Cadabam’s brings people who are suffering from bipolar disorder together so that they understand that they are not alone in this journey. Sharing their thoughts and struggles with a peer group who fully comprehend what it is like to be bipolar is a confidence booster.

Why Cadabam’s?

By now, you must have already seen how holistic and personalised the treatment options are at Cadabam’s. The all-around personally designed therapies and treatments for bipolar syndrome at Cadabam’s reduce the frequency and intensity of bipolar mood swings and episodes. They help the person restore their mood balance, take control of their illness and function normally in their daily lives. Occupational therapy supported employment and extended post-treatment care help the person reintegrate into society and keep a firm hand on their bipolar disorder lifelong. 

Cadabam’s offers occupational therapy and supported employment, rehab for bipolar and other disorders, psychosocial interventions, post-treatment care and community support to help a person keep their bipolar under control life long and live a normal life. So we guide you throughout and post the process without any hassle. If you would like to avail of our state-of-the-art treatment procedures for your or your loved one’s bipolar disorder, contact us now. 

Disclaimer: We strive to treat our patients with dignity and utmost sensitivity. We understand that bipolar disorder needs treatment and that it is not a sign of weakness. Terms like bipolar disorder, mood swings are used not in a derogatory way but to remain relevant to user search trends and common usage. In case you or your loved ones are struggling with bipolar disorder and share a unique viewpoint on how we can improve this content for our readers, please reach out to us at info@cadabamshospitals.com.

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that is characterised by extreme mood swings. The mood swings may occur only on rare occasions for some patients or continue to happen back to back for some. 

Types Of Bipolar Disorder

The intensity and duration of these mood swings vary from person to person. The disorder is categorized as bipolar disorder I, bipolar disorder II and cyclothymic disorder based on the type and intensity of symptoms. 

How Bipolar Disorder Can Affect Lives 

The recurring mood swings are exhausting for the bipolar person. It drains their energy and affects their relationships and career. Impulsive decisions and actions during mood swings can impact their lives in the long term. 

Symptoms

Mania Symptoms

  • Excessive energy with expansive mood
  • Extreme irritability and overreactions
  • Sudden emotional changes (unpredictable)
  • Racing thoughts, a rush of ideas with concentration issues
  • Misunderstanding or misinterpretation of events
  • Overspending
  • Inflated self-esteem
  • Sleep issues 
  • Sudden increased sexual drive and sometimes sexual indiscretions
  • Impaired judgment
  • Denial of anything being wrong
  • Sometimes, substance abuse

Depression Symptoms

  • Feelings of sadness, helplessness, anxiety, inadequacy or failure
  • Low self-esteem
  • Appetite changes
  • Problems with concentration and decision making 
  • Loss of interest in work, people and activities that were enjoyable before
  • Change in sleep patterns (oversleeping or insomnia)
  • Agitation or lethargy/fatigue
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Symptoms in the body with no injury
  • Becoming socially isolated

Why Rehabilitation is Necessary

Bipolar disorders cannot be cured but can be kept well under check with a combination of medication, therapies and lifestyle changes. Psychiatric rehabilitation is one of the most effective ways to help a person get control over their bipolar disorder and regain the ability to live a normal life.

Treatment

  • Medication: Medication to help balance the brain chemicals and bring the mood swings under control are very important in the treatment of the bipolar disorder. Medications such as mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and antidepressants specific to the exact type and severity of the disorder are prescribed. 
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation 
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT): 
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): 
  • Family Therapy: The family of the person who is suffering from bipolar disorder are also sensitised about the illness to help them support the person better. 
  • Group Therapy: Group therapy at Cadambams brings people who are suffering from bipolar disorder together so that they understand that they are not alone in this journey. Sharing their thoughts and struggles with a peer group who fully comprehend what it is like to be bipolar is a confidence booster.

Cadambam’s is India’s leading mental health rehab for bipolar disorder. At Cadambam’s, the treatment for every person with bipolar is individualised to them. The short-term psychiatric rehabilitation program at Cadambams cocoons the person from the triggers, pressures and stigmas that they face in their daily lives. 

Treatment ar Cadambams helps reduce the frequency and intensity of bipolar mood swings and episodes. They help the person restore their mood balance, take control of their illness and function normally in their daily lives. Occupational therapy supported employment and extended post-treatment care help the person reintegrate into society and keep a firm hand on their bipolar disorder for life. 

How common is bipolar disorder?

Around 2.5% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder. It affects men and women equally and is even found among children and teens.

How does ECT help bipolar patients?

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the application of a small electric current to electrodes on the scalp by a doctor. This changes and balances the brain chemicals thus easing the symptoms. It is particularly useful when the person is allergic to the medication that is usually used to manage the brain chemicals. 

What is CBT?

Certain patterns in behaviour and thoughts trigger bipolar episodes, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps the person identify and modify these patterns.

What is Cadambam’s holistic therapy?

Cadambams provides holistic therapy which involves guided meditation, exercise, yoga, reel therapy, music therapy and many other therapies that help the person recover mentally as well as physically.