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Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

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Dr. Gregory Billy answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Carla Enriquez answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Depends : Bipolar disorder as usually depicted, is not helped with ot. If the bipolar is the result of brain injury, then ot may help.

Answered 8/18/2015

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Bipolar: Ot helps learn social skills & boost self-esteem & self-worth.

Answered 7/10/2012

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