Bipolar Disorder Treatment



Medicine or​ Talk Therapy: Common Bipolar Disorder Treatment
It is​ not forever that you or​ your loved one will suffer from the​ destructing symptoms of​ bipolar disorder .​
There are ways to​ combat the​ said illness such as​ undergoing bipolar disorder treatment .​

There are two types of​ bipolar disorder treatment, pharmacological and​ psychotherapeutic .​

Pharmacological treatment refers to​ the​ use of​ medicine .​
Commonly, medicines are used to​ stabilize intense mood swings caused by depression and​ mania .​
Some medications are also prescribed to​ control attacks of​ severe anxiety .​
Pharmacological treatment is​ categorized into five such as:
1 .​
Anti-anxiety medications and​ sedatives
There are different types of​ sedatives which gives relief to​ individuals with bipolar disorder .​
This type of​ medication is​ used to​ help the​ patient achieve the​ amount of​ sleep he needs .​
Sedatives also help patients lessen their apprehension .​
Most importantly, it​ helps them control severe episodes of​ manic .​

Some known sedatives used for​ bipolar disorder are hypnotics, tranquilizers, anxiolytics and​ benzodiazepines .​
2 .​
Antidepressants
Antidepressants are widely and​ regularly prescribed to​ people with bipolar disorder .​
There are different types of​ antidepressants .​
? Atypical antidepressant is​ an​ example of​ antidepressant which is​ chemically not related to​ other antidepressants .​
Some examples under this type are Desyrel, Remeron and​ Wellbutrin .​
? Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors or​ commonly referred to​ as​ MAOIs helps ease the​ symptoms of​ bipolar disorder .​
Manerix, Marplan, Nardil, and​ Parnate are some drugs under this type .​

? Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors or​ SNRIs is​ a​ type of​ antidepressants which concentrates on a​ neurotransmitter .​
? Selective Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors or​ SSNRIs like the​ above-mentioned types of​ antidepressants help patients' sufferings from the​ many symptoms of​ bipolar disorder .​
Some known drugs related to​ this are Cymbalta and​ Effexor .​

? Common examples of​ Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or​ SSRIs are Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, Luvox and​ Zoloft .​
? Tricyclics antidepressant includes Anafranil, Elavil, Asendin, Norpramin, Aventyl, and​ Adapin .​
3 .​
Antipsychotics
This type of​ pharmacological treatment is​ referred to​ as​ neuroleptic drugs .​
Common antipsychotics are sometimes termed as​ major tranquilizers, because its chief responsibility is​ to​ put under sedation the​ patient taking it .​

There are three major types of​ antipsychotic drugs such as​ atypical, typical and​ dopamine partial agonists .​
Other options for​ antipsychotic drugs are Symbyax and​ Tetrabenazine .​

4 .​
Mood Stabilizers
Mood stabilizer is​ a​ type of​ medication to​ minister mood disorders .​
There are a​ lot of​ drugs to​ stabilize mood to​ use for​ individuals with bipolar disorder .​
Lithium carbonate is​ the​ first mood stabilizer to​ be approved by the​ Food and​ Drug Administration (FDA) .​
It is​ also widely used .​
There are some mood stabilizers out in​ the​ market today which are not yet approved by the​ FDA .​
There are possible uneventful consequences when taking unapproved drugs .​
Hence it​ is​ important to​ consult with your physician the​ stabilizer that is​ well suited for​ you and​ is​ FDA approved .​

5 .​
Calcium Channel Blockers
If an​ individual's bipolar disorder is​ negligible and​ manageable, then calcium channel blockers may be appropriate .​

The major function of​ calcium channel blockers is​ to​ drop the​ blood pressure .​
Additionally, it​ slows down the​ transmission of​ electrical activity inside the​ heart which then results to​ lowered heart rate .​
There are three major categories under calcium channel blockers such as​ Dihydropyridine, Phenylalkylamine, and​ Benzonthiazepine .​

Medications should be prescribed by psychiatrists proficient in​ analysis and​ treatment of​ mental disorders .​
Another type of​ bipolar disorder treatment is​ psychotherapy which is​ sometimes referred to​ as​ talk therapy .​
This type of​ treatment encourages the​ patient to​ openly talk about the​ possible causes of​ depression .​
You will also have the​ chance to​ communicate about the​ factors which trigger incidents of​ bipolar disorder .​
Upon knowing the​ causes and​ triggers of​ manic depression, then you will arrive at​ achievable solutions to​ administer or​ evade triggers .​
There are two kinds of​ psychotherapy .​
Interpersonal therapy has a​ goal to​ help you modify your behavior so that you will have a​ positive relation to​ other people .​
On the​ other hand, cognitive-behavioral therapy aims to​ assess your belief and​ feelings that should lead you to​ alter your response to​ different events.
The pains and​ sufferings caused by bipolar disorder can be generally treated .​
Patience and​ perseverance is​ needed during the​ treatment period since most of​ the​ time patients undergo a​ long-term medication either pharmacological or​ psychotherapy .​





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