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Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

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

In brief: Depends

Bipolar disorder as usually depicted, is not helped with ot.
If the bipolar is the result of brain injury, then ot may help.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Billy
Dr. Gregory Billy
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Bipolar

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

In brief: Bipolar

Ot helps learn social skills & boost self-esteem & self-worth.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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