Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder treatment
We all have periods of ups and downs, but for people with Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, these mood swings are extreme and intense. The disorder is marked by high periods of mania and low periods of depression.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder isn’t a rare diagnosis, it is thought that about 2.5% of the population suffers from this illness. People with Bipolar Disorder may have trouble managing everyday life tasks, at school or at work, as well as maintaining relationships. Although it is a lifelong condition, Bipolar Disorder can be managed effectively with a good treatment plan.

What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?

Treatment & Our Approach

All of Papillon’s residents follow their own Individual Treatment Plan that is used to guide their progress through the three Rehabilitation Blocks: Self-System Development; Trauma Processing; and Reintegration. The result is a personalised and holistic approach to each of our residents’ mental recovery with the goal of sustainable reintegration at the end of their 3-month stay.

Bipolar Disorder is usually treated with a combination of medication and counselling. At Papillon, we add psychotherapy to our treatment plan to help patients find ways to deal with Bipolar Disorder and the effect it has on their lives.

At Papillon, we teach our patients how to cope with difficult feelings, manage stress, and rebuild relationships, providing full support and guidance along the way.

Some specific psychotherapy treatments used at Papillon include:

Cognitive therapy: This therapy involves learning to identify and change harmful or negative patterns of thinking.

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm therapy: This therapy helps people with Bipolar Disorder manage their daily routines and relationships.

Family-focused therapy: Helps family members learn coping strategies to help themselves and their loved ones. It also assists in improving communication in families.

Psychoeducation: Teaches patients how to recognise warning signs so they can get help and treatment before they have a serious episode. Research has shown that psychoeducation leads to fewer relapses and hospitalisation rates, as well as a faster recovery rate.

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