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  1. 1. The Bipolar Disorder (Manual)
  2. 2. © Copyright Natural Cure For Bipolar Disorder - All Rights Reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced or transmitted in any form whatsoever, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any informational storage or retrieval system without expression written, dated and signed permission from the authors. DISCLAIMER AND/OR LEGAL NOTICES The Publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as possible in the creation of this report, notwithstanding the fact that he does not warrant or represent at any time that the contents within are accurate due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet. While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in this publication, the Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein. Any perceived slights of specific persons, peoples, or organizations are unintentional. In practical advice books, like anything else in life, there are no guarantees of income made. Readers are cautioned to reply on their own judgment about their individual circumstances to act accordingly. This book is not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accounting or financial advice. All readers are advised to seek services of competent professionals in legal, business, accounting, and finance field. Know Anyone Else Who Would Need This Guide! You are granted full rights to give away or distribute this report to your friends, customers, subscribers, as a products, gift to your website visitors or/and gift on your newsletter.
  3. 3. Please Start By Reading This - Then Pass It On - "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." Roger Bannister - "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much important than the events that occur." Vince Lombardi - "Success in our calling is the result of a person's love of and belief in the work he has undertaken. Earnest and conscientious labor often accomplishes more in the end than the brilliant genius." Anonymous - "Food offered without affection is like food offered to the dead." Hindu Proverb - "What you have to do and the way have to do it incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter." Peter F. Drucker - The best motivation is self motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life. Jim Rohn - "How does one measure time? No, not in days, months, or years. It is measured by the most precious of all things: Love. Without which all beings and things whether brave and/or beautiful would perish." Irish Blesshin
  4. 4. Table Of Contents: - A Bipolar Overview.................................................................................................................5 - Learn The Episodes and Symptoms Of Bipolar......................................................................6 - Bipolar Affective Disorder Triggers and Medications............................................................8 - The Manifestations shown by a Bipolar Child Helps in Proper Diagnosis.............................9 - Bipolar Workbook: A Tool for Controlling Mood Swing Successfully..................................11 - Medicine or Talk Therapy: Common Bipolar Disorder Treatment........................................12 - Bipolar Support Group: A Guide to a Better Living..............................................................14
  5. 5. A Bipolar Overview Many illnesses abound the world today. Before, people live longer and with only a handful of illnesses. But today's times are very much different because of the many changes that take place. New technology has brought new things into this world. Many inventions, new foods, and all the new stuff that people now enjoy seem to contribute to the many illnesses suffered by millions of people; not to mention the different day to day experiences that people encounter as they go through life. The typical life of an individual begins as he wakes up in the morning. He then goes through his life everyday doing his routine activities. He goes to work, meet deadlines, attend meetings, and deals with different kinds of people. At home, he has to do chores, and spend time with the family. He also does other activities like going to the supermarket, church, and other important places. And not only that, he encounters different situations everyday that either he welcomes or resents. Many factors contribute to making an individual ill. Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder have to deal with such condition all the days of their life. Talking about such disorder can be very embarrassing for some people but this should not be so since the illness can be managed especially if you know how to do it. Before, the condition was popularly called manic depression. But now, it is called bipolar because of the two extreme poles that make up the condition. A good example is the globe having a north and a south pole. When an individual experiences different symptoms associated with one pole, then he's having an episode. Episode The episodes are divided into four types: depression, mania, hypomania, and mixed mood. When a person feels depressed, he or she feels sad and don’t want to do the usual things. Those that exhibit mania usually start having a high feeling, and become angry and irritable. They are the ones who tend to do risky things. The milder form is known as hypomania which can lead to either depression or mania; this episode also starts with feeling good and the person may think that more things are done. Others who have episodes with feelings of depression and mania mixed together is called mixed mood. Symptoms Symptoms are divided into depression and mania. Depression symptoms include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and guilt. These individuals sleep too much or too little and experience changes in appetite or weight. They always feel tired, restless, and can't make a sound decision. The worst case is when the person thinks about suicide and death. Mania symptoms include an increase in the level of energy, racing thoughts, sleeps less, easily distracted, more self-confident, more talkative, focused but accomplishes little, and often do extreme or unusual activities.
  6. 6. Types The four main types of bipolar are the following: 1. Bipolar I – this type involves manic and mixed episodes, as well as major episodes of depression. The bipolar patient may experience more than one episode for several days, weeks, or even months. Seasonal changes also seem to affect the symptoms exhibited by the person. 2. Bipolar II – this involves major episodes of depression and a hypomania episode. Normal functioning can also take place in between the said episodes. 3. Cyclothymic Disorder – this is a fluctuating disturbance in mood with hypomania and depression episodes. This is considered the milder form since episodes do not occur regularly and happens for shorter and less severe times. 4. Not Specified – this is a treatable disorder and the symptoms exhibited by the individual does not fall into any of the three types mentioned; the disorder varies from one person to another. There is no known cause of bipolar disorder. Some say that it has something to do with genetics. But that alone is not enough to cause such disorder. Perhaps other factors contribute to the disorder and that is why further studies are underway. People from different races, ethnic groups, children, teenagers, or young/older adults can suffer from bipolar disorder. The brain cells of each individual don't work normally if there is an imbalance in the neurotransmitters. These are special chemicals that seem to be involved in the disorder. If you think you're experiencing bipolar symptoms, then you’d better check with your doctor as soon as possible. The Episodes and Symptoms Of Bipolar Emotions have its ups and downs. It is normal for everyone to feel. But for a person affected by a bipolar disorder, these highs and lows can become very extreme and hinder daily activities. There are times that the situation also became dangerous. A person cannot work because of feeling so depressed. Then the next day, this person feels great, filled with creativity and endless energy. However, some people can misinterpret such actions as being reckless and uncontrollable. A bipolar disorder can be unpredictable and confusing. This medical condition is also chronic. Never feel embarrassed if you are affected with this type of disorder. Learning all about it is helpful to manage such medical illness successfully. A bipolar disorder affects the ability of a person to feel various moods in a normal range. Manic depression is another term for bipolar disorder. Bipolar is used to describe two extremes or poles. People affected by this serious medical condition have mood alterations ranging from an extremely low (depression) to an extremely high (mania). The best picture to describe such condition is the globe. The globe is divided into the North and South Pole. The mania would be the North Pole and the depression would be the South Pole. If a person experiences the symptoms of either pole for a definite duration of time, then he or she is experiencing an episode. These episodes must be thoroughly discussed with a healthcare provider.
  7. 7. There are four kinds of episodes associated with bipolar disorder according to APA (American Psychiatric Association). 1. Depression. Sometimes, a person can feel extremely sad for a prolong period of time. It is very impossible for him or her to eat or leave his or her bed. The things which he or she enjoys to do seem very difficult. 2. Mania. This is the other pole of a bipolar disorder. It may begin with a high or good feeling. But after sometimes a person can feel very angry and irritable. Doing risky things is not impossible. 3. Hypomania. Compared to mania, this type of episode is only mild. A person might feel very good thinking that more things are getting done. But after a while, his or her mood changes to a full-blown depression or mania. 4. Mixed mood or mixed episode. The feelings of depression and mania can affect a person many times during the day. These episodes can put a person at risk for committing suicide. Experiencing mania or depression for more than four episodes within a year is known as rapid-cycling. There are different symptoms for both poles of a bipolar disorder. The mania symptoms include increased levels of energy, reduce needs for sleep, easily distracted, mind jumps, racing thoughts, more talkative, more confident, focus on doing things but accomplishes only little, and more risky even if it means things are going to be bad. The depression symptoms include feeling blue or sad, feeling down, losing interests on the things which a person is enjoying including sex, feeling guilty, feeling hopeless, feeling worthless, sleep too much or too little, changes in appetite or weight, feeling tired, feeling too little energy, feeling restless, concentration problems, decision-making problems, and thoughts of suicide or death. Moreover, it is also vital to learn how mood swings are triggered. Emotions and events that happened in a life of a person can be the triggering factors. Sad, unpleasant, or happy events can make a person experiences either depressive or manic episodes. Triggers or stressors include irregular schedule of sleep, misuse of drugs or alcohol, stopping medication, starting medications for depression or other herbal products, and having problems related to thyroid and other health condition. Nevertheless, different people may experience different triggers. Some people also consider seasonal changes, illness, holidays, work problems, friends or family's disagreements, marriage, starting a recent job, starting college, love one's death as triggers. Figuring out what triggers a person can help. Keeping a mood chart to record varying emotions can determine mood swing patterns. This can be a tough task but provides many treatment possibilities. A bipolar disorder is not more of a problem today. There are lots of treatments available. It is very important to talk to a healthcare provider to create a plan that will work best in stabilizing mood swings.
  8. 8. Bipolar Affective Disorder Triggers and Medications Manic depression or now called bipolar affective disorder, have millions of people suffering from this mood disorder. Mood swings are but natural, but this mood disorder is way beyond the normal experiences of people. The disorder is characterized by extreme low depression and highs of an elated mood or mania. The frequency usually varies from one individual to another. The cause of bipolar affective disorder is not yet established although experts claim that it has something to do with genetics and hormonal levels. There are also cases when other acquired illnesses of an individual cause bipolar disorder. Everyday, a person experiences different emotions and events, and oftentimes these things trigger the mood swings. Coping up with happy events and unpleasant ones can put you in greater threat for depressive and manic episodes. The triggers cause your mood swings. These are also called stressors, and it includes the following: not sleeping regularly drugs or alcohol misuse medication stoppage starting depression medicines or herbal products having medical conditions like thyroid problems seasonal changes illnesses holidays disagreements between family/friends work problems death of family member, friend, or loved one marital problems starting college or a new line of work If you're diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, you should be able to identify the triggers. You can do this by having your very own mood chart. You have to record all your emotions and the corresponding events that took place. After a while, you may now notice certain patterns. Making your own mood chart is a tough job. It would be best to have a helpful talk with your family and trusted friends. You must also try to consult your therapist or healthcare provider. They may be able to help you more since they are not part of your life. You can better see things through their professional help. After figuring out all the possible mood swing triggers, you have to learn to evade them. This involves action and would require you to avoid some of your bad habits. Your friends and family members should also be made aware of the triggers so that they can assist you in your struggle. Bipolar affective disorder is not easily detected. In fact, many people may go for many years without being diagnosed. Unlike other illnesses and disorders, bipolar does not entail any laboratory test. The medical provider will simply use the MDQ.
  9. 9. This is a questionnaire utilized for bipolar disorder; and the person conducting such questionnaire fills up the checklist based on the symptoms exhibited by the person. However, the checklist can only be used and given the right diagnosis by a medical provider. There are several medications that can be used for treating bipolar affective disorder, including the following: 1. Mood Stabilizers – this medicine can relieve or delay depression and mania episodes. 2. Antidepressants – people having a depressive episode can use a mood stabilizer together with an antidepressant. If this medicine is used alone, the chance of switching into a mania episode is increased. 3. Antipsychotic – persons having mania episodes can use this medication; severe mania or depressive episodes can lead to psychosis, and this can be treated with antipsychotic. You can use the medication alone or your provider can also use it together with other medications especially if the patient feels nervous or is unable to sleep. 4. Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT – this is not actually a medication but rather a treatment to help people suffering from severe depression or mania episodes. Those individuals who don’t respond to medications can also undergo this therapy. The ECT is a therapy and it aims to control acute depressive and manic symptoms. It can effectively reduce mood instability and cycling and at the same time minimizing bipolar symptoms and treatment side effects. Through a management plan, the bipolar patient can return to his normal life. Although the medications are not guaranteed to remove such condition, your mood swings can be stabilized. You can effectively control symptoms and easily cope with certain problems. Not only is the individual affected but also their families. But with proper medications and treatment, bipolar affective disorder can be stabilized and controlled. Consult your medical provider now. Manifestations by a Bipolar Child in Proper Diagnosis A bipolar disorder or manic depression is a severe illness but can be treated. It's a brain disorder characterized by extreme swings of energy, mood, behavior, and thinking. The symptoms are present in early childhood or even during infancy. It can also suddenly emerge in adulthood or adolescence. But today, diagnosis of bipolar disorder in childhood is often made. It is because doctors can identify and treat young children with bipolar disorder easier now. Early prevention and treatment provide greater chances of getting well, achieve stability, and enjoy life as these children grow up. Proper treatments reduce any adverse effects not only in the life of affected children but in their family as well. The families of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder can become desperate for support and information. Learning about bipolar disorder is the first step for finding the right treatment. The occurrence of this condition in children is not yet known, since it lacks epidemiological studies. But bipolar disorder can affect almost 1% to 2% of adults all over the world. Diagnosing symptoms in children can prevent its long-term effects.
  10. 10. Children that are diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the U.S. have ADHD (attentiondeficit with hyperactivity disorder). The depression in teens and children is typically relapsing and chronic. Several studies reveal that 3.4 million significant proportions of children and young adults with depression is actually experiencing the early symptoms of a bipolar disorder however the manic phase is never yet experienced. Marked changes of a bipolar disorder in terms of energy and moods are apparent in children. Persistent condition of extreme agitation or elation accompanied by high levels of energy is called mania while persistent condition of extreme irritability or sadness accompanied by low levels of energy is called depression. This illness afflicting children may appear to be very different compared to adults. Generally, children have continuous, ongoing mood disturbances with combined symptoms of depression and mania. This severe and rapid cycling among moods can produce chronic irritability. Sometimes, state of wellness is manifested between episodes. Parents revealed that their children that have bipolar disorder display symptoms such as irritable or expansive mood, lack of enthusiasm in play, extreme sadness, rapid mood swings that can last for several hours and even in days, rages that is lengthy, explosive, and destructive, separation anxiety, defies authority, hyperactivity, distractibility, agitation, night terrors, bed wetting, sleeping too little or too much, frequent and strong cravings for sweets and carbohydrates, excessively involve with multiple activities and projects, impaired judgment, racing thoughts, impulsivity, pressure on talking too much, display behaviors of a dare-devil, precocious or inappropriate sexual behavior, hallucinations and delusions, and grandiose belief or too much self confidence defying laws or logic. Bipolar disorder symptoms may emerge earlier. The manifestations can even be diagnosed in infants. More often, mothers have reported that their children who are diagnosed later with a bipolar disorder have difficulty in sleeping and settle erratically. These children extraordinarily seemed clingy, and often had seizure-like, uncontrollable rages or tantrums that are sometimes not appropriate for a certain event. These rages are often triggered with the "no" word. There are other factors that may triggers symptoms in teens. A traumatic event or loss can trigger the first episodes of mania or depression. Later episodes sometimes independently occur when stressed out. Puberty is another risk factor triggering the illness especially during menstrual cycle in girls. Once the disorder begins, the recurrence of episodes is possible in most untreated cases. Some studies show that a lag of ten years after the first episodes is possible. It is advisable that parents let their teens undergo an evaluation if more than four symptoms persist. In addition, teens with bipolar disorder that is left untreated can lead to drugs and alcohol abuse. Some adolescents who display a normal behavior until puberty but experiences sudden onsets are more vulnerable to alcohol or drug addiction. Any child or teen that abuses such substances must be properly assessed. There are instances that the illness is highly genetic but environmental factors influences a lot if it will really occur. There are studies conducted to further explore the characteristics of children with bipolar disorder. The results are promising thus the safety and effectiveness of treatments for adults are also appropriate for children.
  11. 11. Bipolar Workbook: Tool for Controlling Mood Swings A biological illness which is believed to have genetic components is bipolar disorder. Thus treatment often involves combination of medicines in managing its symptoms. Psychological therapies are also incorporated to deal with the disorder in order to live a meaningful life. But, one person is different from another. So, managing a bipolar disorder also varies. Seeking professional help is essential to minimize episode attacks and achieve a successful treatment. However, the simplest way is reading s bipolar workbook. It can provide people with easy resources giving sufferers what they need. The volumes are very useful, thoughtful, and readable, the issues of adherence and compliance in the therapy is compelling and comprehensive. It also provides a stable basis to prevent relapse. There is even a posted format on how clinicians apply different treatment approaches on the different stages of the disease. Based from proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, this book can offer various tools for helping the readers to determine early signs and symptoms of an upcoming episode. Developed plans are posted to withstand manic episodes and escape depression paralysis. Specific chapters discussed the major challenges of different stages which start on how to overcome denial upon initial diagnosis to possible treatments as well as maintaining its gains. For a person to understand this workbook, learning about cognitive behavioral therapy is needed. It is clear that CBT effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder lies on the key strength of therapeutic alliance. A collaborative strong relationship on the part of clinicians, respects for needs and preferences of patients, and answer to clinical assessments must be developed. The patients must trust their therapists not only for hearing what they wanted but also what they don't want to hear about their condition. Patients should feel comfortable upon telling about their symptoms. Utilizing CBT in treating bipolar disorder needs a long-term commitment. The waning and waxing course needs reinforcement. It is because bipolar disorder symptoms will spontaneously remit even with the help of treatment will still recur either on its own or precipitated with events. The task of the clinician is to help the person not only to overcome the bipolar disorder symptoms and recover successfully from psychological consequences but also to be always prepared from its expected return. This means that the therapy course is following an unconventional pattern. Generally, you should visit your clinician weekly. The first stage of treatment is teaching you the skills on how to reduce symptoms. As the treatment progress, you will observe that the feeling of being distressed is also decreased. Thus your weekly visits can be done once a month depending on your needs. Once stability is achieved, you may take a break from undergoing the therapy for a few moths or even in years. The therapy will again resume once you need it again.
  12. 12. The cues to resume the therapy include life transitions, stressful events, and recurrences of symptoms. In case the therapy is stop for more than six months, it is advisable to retain your contact with your therapist to keep updates of your current situation. This is helpful whenever the therapy resumes since the therapist know where to begin with. Positive feedbacks also provide positive reinforcement from your therapist. Bonding between patients and the therapist is very important especially when the patient is having a hard time with regards to the treatment process and controlling of symptoms. Psychotherapy is normally the stabilizing force in the patient's lives. Therapy visits could create a marking structure on the duration of episodes, monitoring progress, and achieving goals. The therapist's feedbacks about the progressive results cam make the patient feels good and accomplished. Remember that optimal treatment of people having bipolar disorder requires an effective approach which integrates psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. A bipolar workbook associated with CBT is written with highest clarity. Readers can always obtain benefits from collective wisdom regarding the ways on how to intervene with the challenges of a bipolar disorder. Those who are struggling with the disease have to know effective ways in controlling mood swings, avoiding relapse, and obtaining the effectiveness of treatments using medicines through utilizing the bipolar workbook. This is truly a sound framework for helping people with bipolar disorder, thus it doesn't have to affect you throughout your life. Medicine or Talk Therapy For Common Bipolar Disorder 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.
  13. 13. - 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 abovementioned 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.
  14. 14. 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. Bipolar Support Group: A Guide to a Better Living The most difficult and stressful experience that you could have is being diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. If this is your case, managing your disorder better is recommended. Whether you handle it by yourself, with your families, or with your friends, building and maintaining a strong support group system is very important. There are approximately twenty five million Americans who are suffering from mood disorders including bipolar disorder. In this case, their families need better understanding of how such illness is affecting their lives. People need support from those who takes time to understand them. A support group system is the combined forces of people who are offering emotional and unconditional support to people having a bipolar disorder. They have the desire for understanding the difficulties and struggles of people living in such condition. This group consists of other support groups, mental health workers, doctors, friends, and families. A support group for manic depression can be a very good source for getting support from peers. They can help lots of people how to cope up with emotional aspects of their lives. A safe place is provided to give a chance for these people to share their experiences as well as learn from other sufferers who are facing the same situation. People having a manic depressive disorder can feel secluded and isolated. They can also feel alone in their struggle in managing the symptoms. But those people who attend a support group may feel strong and confident that they're not alone in facing their battles and easily recover upon treatment. The people who are within a support group are likely to experience the highs and lows of a bipolar disorder. No one will relate better with people who are suffering from a bipolar disorder except those people who also experiences the same situation. A support group system is not often specifically designed for people having a bipolar disorder but also for other mood disorders including clinical depression. Consulting a psychiatrist or therapist to obtain information about a support group system is advised. People who are joining a support group should also have their personal assessment regarding their condition. If something is going better, then continuous involvement is good. However, when things get worse, it is better to undergo specific treatments. There are instances that a person may feel hopeless and desperate if he or she sees other people in a support group displaying such behaviors. The idea of a support group is to help each other on their journey to recovery. Someone during his or her normal period can still be the light of other members who have difficulty in coping up with their present situation.
  15. 15. Today, the internet technology becomes the major source of finding an appropriate support group. There are even designed chat rooms for people experiencing manic depression. Although this is a good resource for sufferers of bipolar disorders to get the support they need, this isn't enough. They should continue to attend their local support group system. Since there is always a tendency for self-isolation, being with other sufferers can provide good social interactions. After the illness is diagnosed and treatment is provided, support from other people is vital in achieving a lifetime wellness. Most support groups have their own chapters to meet the needs of every sufferer. They will find direction and comfort in a supportive and confidential setting where a big difference is made in their lives. The services provided also vary depending on the needs of their members. However, never think that a support group is your alternative to professional care. Many support groups offer self-help by facilitating meetings. People with bipolar disorder can obtain benefits such as opportunity from reaching out to others, motivation in following a treatment plan, understand mood disorders, help rediscover humor and strength, and provide forums for mutual understanding and acceptance. Having a family and trusted friends who are always ready to provide emotional support is a very valuable asset for people suffering from a bipolar disorder. This is necessary especially for people who always have suicidal tendencies and have a hard time in controlling outbursts of emotions. That is why a support group system is extremely essential, truly a guide for a better living. "Learn How To Start A Positive Life And Eliminate Bipolar Disorder and Depression Once and For All" Introducing.... Natural Cure For Bipolar Disorder
  16. 16. Inside This eBook You Will Learn: Recognize if You Are At Risk Of Bipolar Disorder Why It Is Important To Seek Help With This Disorder Different Causes Of Bipolar Disorder Different Signs Of Bipolar Disorder The Medical Side Of Bipolar When You Should Seek Medical Attention For This Disorder Understanding Where You Should Go To Get Help Treatments Of Bipolar Disorder Different Medications That You Might Encounter While Getting Help Psychotherapy And How It Helps Deciding What Type Of Help Will Be Right For You The Struggles Of Bipolar Treatment How Harmful Self-Treatments Can Effect The Healing Process Side Effects That You May Be Faced With How Sleeping May Help You Cope With Bipolar Disorder How To Monitor The Medications That You Take Drugs and Alcohol And Their Negative Effects To Bipolar Disorder Keeping Your Doctor Informed And How Important It Is
  17. 17. Help With Choosing A Support Group Monitoring Your Disorder: The Mood Chart How to Turn Bipolar Disorder To A Personal Strength And Self Improvement Guides! (Click Below) I wish you and your family health and wellness, and may all your days be filled with joy and happiness! Best Regards, Steven Wilson.