Bi-Polar Disorder - Mental Health Video with Kati Morton

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"Bipolar Disorder - Mental Health Videos with Kati Morton

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Bipolar disorder is characterized by the occurrence of at least one manic or mixed-manic episode during the patient's lifetime. Most patients also, at other times, have one or more
depressive episodes. In the intervals between these episodes, most patients return to their normal state of well-being. Thus bipolar disorder is a ""cyclic"" or ""periodic"" illness, with
patients cycling ""up"" into a manic or mixed-manic episode, then returning to normal, and cycling ""down"" into a depressive episode from which they likewise eventually more
or less recover.

Psychotherapy is aimed at alleviating core symptoms, recognizing episode triggers, reducing negative expressed emotion in relationships, recognizing prodromal symptoms before full-blown recurrence, and, practicing the factors that lead to maintenance of remission.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, family-focused therapy, and psycho education have the most evidence for efficacy in regard to relapse prevention, while interpersonal and social rhythm therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy appear the most effective in regard to residual depressive symptoms.

Medications used to treat bipolar disorder are known as mood stabilizers; these work by reversing manic or depressive episodes and preventing relapses.

Kati Morton, MFTI

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