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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating bipolar disorder?

One Part of Solution. CBT can be a very effective approach to modifying responses to thoughts that undermine mood stability, perceptions of others, and our behavioral responses to mood changes. However management of bipolar symptoms may be more effective when CBT is combined with appropriate medication to help smooth out the biological fluctuations underlying that disorder. Consider both CBT and psychiatry consults. Read more...

Is lithium an effective treatment for bipolar disorder?

Yes. In fact, lithium is probably the best/most studied medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is very effective in many but not all cases. It has been shown to be the most effective treatment for suicidality. It can be safe and effective, especially for bipolar i disorder or a manic episode. Read more...
Lithium. One of the oldest & more studied mood stabilizers. Very effective as long as dose remains therapeutic (blood levels), and routine workup & compliance are monitored. Read more...
Yes. While treatment of bipolar disorder with lithium has lessened over the past few decades, it is because newer medications with fewer side effects have become available. In many instances, these newer medicines work very well. Sometimes, lithium is still the best and most effective treatment, and should definitely be considered an excellent choice. Read more...

Depression. If I instead have bipolar disorder, what is a more effective treatment?

Depression versus BPD. I don't know what you're currently taking. I can only tell you what the approved treatments for bipolar depression are. They are, symbyax, (fluoxetine and olanzapine) seroquel xl and latuda, with the latter 2 being approved with or without lithium or depakote. Non approved medications that are often used include lithium, lamictal, wellbutrin with lithium or depakote, and antidepressants which can carry the risk of throwing the patient into mixed mood states, agitated depression, mania, or rapid cycling.Hope this helps and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Read more...

Has occupational therapy worked in bipolar disorder?

Occupational therapy. Can help someone with bipolar think about what kinds of work situations will work best 4 their personality and their bpd. Some people will do better working on their own with minimal supervision, others may need more support. Sometimes people lose their jobs due to conflicts with co-workers and an occupational therapist can help them figure out the best placements and perhaps help them get trained. Read more...
Alone no. Occupational therapy alone has not worked in bipolar disorder but is certainly an important adjunct treatment to be used along with the other treatment modalities available. Read more...

Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

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

What kinds of mental therapies and exercises are there for people with bipolar disorder?

Mood swings. Manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, is characterized by swings of mood, often extreme, and these swings can happen slowly or quickly, even several times during a day, especially if left unmedicated. Manic phases can even become psychotic. Imagine waking up feeling as though you can beat up the universe with your pinky finger, then a short time later feeling suicidal and despondent. Read more...

How can cognitive behavioral therapy cure affection bipolar disorder?

It can't . CBT is the treatment of choice for several conditions ( like complex PTSD ) and a terrific adjunctive therapy for those with many types of bipolar disease. The key to treatment of bipolar disorders is mood stabilization which often requires medications . The exception that comes to mind is seasonal affective disorder which responds to light therapy ( along with CBT ) Read more...

Are there any natural treatment therapies used for bipolar disorder?

Fish oil. There is some research on high dose fish oil for treatment of bipolar disorder. There are also natural products with a proprietary formulation of a vitamins and minerals. Here's a useful article on web md reviewing supplements: http://www.Webmd.Com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-supplements recommend: get definitive control with conventional meds first, then investigate natural. Read more...