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Get help

So you've seen a psychiatrist and are reasonably satisfied with your medication for bipolar.
What else can you do?

See a therapist for bipolar disorder

 

How therapy can help bipolar disorder:

  • In therapy, you can learn a wide range of skills to help manage bipolar disorder (see below).

  • A therapist will help you track your moods and functioning over time.

  • It's stressful to live with a chronic condition and therapy allows you to process that stress.

There are resources to find a qualified therapist in your state.

  • PsychologyToday.com has a "Find a Therapist" feature. Make sure to filter by condition and select "bipolar disorder". 

  • Check your insurance website or give them a call

  • Ask your doctor/psychiatrist

SKILLS for managing bipolar disorder that you can learn in therapy: social rhythms, cognitive restructuring, psychoeducation, circadian rhythm stabilization, symptom recognition and relapse prevention, stigma work, mindfulness, understanding medication and medication compliance, radical acceptance, family communication skills...the list goes on!

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