Depression and Suicide
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Bipolar Depression needs an effective treatment when signs of symptoms show up. This is a very serious type of illness that can create multiple problems for the family, friends and employers. Some say that they have lost their jobs and others even lead to marriage break-up. Symptoms can easily be recognized by observation of the individual's behavior.
The only way to treat somebody's Bipolar Disorder is through family support where the sufferer should be provide encouragement for treatment. These could either be a Psychological Treatment or a Medical Treatment. Others require both. Psychological Treatment can help manage the problems created by the Manic Depression. Medical Treatment is only a medication that controls mood swings.
Suicide risk is very possible for those who are suffering from a Bipolar Depression, especially if they attained a mania depression level. Due to a conducted survey, the annual average suicide rate is 0.4 percent of the general population. Moreover, some of these suicidal symptoms can be observed such as a feeling of being helpless and hopeless, a burden to the family, not having a purpose in life, abuse of drug and alcohol, and willingness to die.
If you have a friend who has a Bipolar Depression, you have to be patient and understandable. You have to offer practical help and encourage him or her to ask help if their conditions are becoming worse. Seek immediate help if reactions such as lose of appetite, harming or killing their own self, and behaving in unusual risky way is observed. An appropriate treatment plan can help control and eliminate suicidal attempts.
Manic Depression is considered as a lifetime sickness. Therefore, continuous treatment must be done even though the mood state of the person who has this illness is in good condition. To discover the best and suitable treatment for an individual, the person with the bipolar disorder together with his or her family must work with a psychologist and a physician to come up with a good treatment plan.
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