How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?
Goals of Treatment
Bipolar disorder is a recurring illness and hence the long term treatment is warranted. Remember, the treatment continues even during periods when you feel better. You may be always closely monitored by team of psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses.
The main goals of treatment for bipolar disorder include,
- Reducing the severity of mania or depression symptoms
- Reduce the frequency of episodes
- Avoid cycling from one phase to another
- Help the patient function as best as possible between episodes
The primary treatment plan includes medication and psychotherapy for preventing relapse and reducing symptom severity.