- 7. Taking on a lot of new projects
- 8. Restlessness.
- 9. Sleeping very little
- 10. Not feeling tired
- 11. Unrealistically believing you can do something
- 12. Engaging in impulsive and high-risk behaviors (e.g., poor financial investments, sexual indiscretions, shopping sprees)
- 13. Inflated self-esteem
- 14. Psychosis that may include delusions or hallucinations.
- 15. Grandiosity.
- 1. Feeling sad.
- 2. Tearful
- 3. Hopeless
- 4. Weight fluctuations – including significant weight loss or weight gain
- 5. Sleep disturbances – sleeping too much or other sleep problems, such as insomnia
- 6. Restlessness or slowed behaviors
- 7. Suicidal thoughts, planning, or attempts
- 8. Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
- 9. Inability to concentrate
- 10. Indecisiveness
- 11. Feelings of fatigue
- 12. Psychosis – being detached from reality; delusions or hallucinations
- 13. Anxiety
- 14. Uncontrollable crying
Hermitage integrarted Treatment :
It is a ambiguous disease with an equally ambiguous treatment. The combination of medicines, therapy, and counsellings need to be changed dynamically.
A combination of medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and support from family, friends and peers help individuals with bipolar disorder to stabilize their mood and to live the lives they want. Finding the treatment plan that works best for a person is critical for recovery.
Medication: Common medications used in treating bipolar disorder are lithium, and mood stabilizers.
Therapy: Both group and individual therapy is used in bipolar disorder. Common types of therapy used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and family-focused therapies. We believe that families, especially spouse play a key role in the management of bipolar disorder.
Healthy lifestyles changes can be an important part of overall recovery. This includes regular sleep schedule ,exercising regularly , healthy dietary pattern, etc. Some may use meditation, mind-body practices, and spirituality as resources as well.
Friends and family's support can play a crucial role because it is usually they who can notice the episode before the patient.