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Bipolar Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Mood Disorder Suggestions, Manic Bipolar Disorder Suggestions, Bipolar Mood Disorder Suggestions, Bipolar Affective Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Bipolar Disorder

The following are tips and suggestions for bipolar disorder:

  • A mental health provider does not only help a person with bipolar disorder treat the disorder but they also help provide ways in managing symptoms. But if one is hesitant on seeking medical treatment, confiding in someone who can be trusted regarding the situation can create the first step to seek treatment.
  • If the individual was prescribed medications, proper use can help one function effectively in their every day life. It is important to observe proper dosage. Do not speed up recovery by taking more than the prescribed dosage. Also, do not stop taking medication unless it is advised by a provider, as symptoms may get worse.
  • Observe one’s lifestyle. Changing poor lifestyle will help to improve conditions. Lessen stresses and avoid stressors, eating right and on time, getting enough rest, and exercise will help any individual with bipolar disorder.
  • Find options to focus on in pleasurable ways, such as hobbies and fun activities, to reduce stress.
  • Find and join a support group in their community to educate and motivate them to continue treatment. Plus, this support group will also allow people to meet other people who are also facing the same condition.
  • Don’t lose hope and stay motivated on goals. It is also important for individuals to remember that they are not just treating their condition but their life as well.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, ensure that he or she is not left alone and there are no harmful weapons, medications or other things that he can use to harm him or herself. It is better also that a doctor is called immediately or dial 911 to get urgent help if there is an attempt. One can also get the help of someone who is trusted such as a member of the family or a friend, or immediately have them go to their local hospital emergency room.

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