Can A Bipolar Disorder Suffer Without Medication?
I am 23 years old ..
Hi, thanks for asking.
I will try to give a little enlightenment. First, congratulations because you have succeeded in going through a series of stages of treatment successfully and being declared better. Indeed, for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders often not used the term 'cured'. The more appropriate term is 'improvement' or 'controlled'. That is because mental disorders are not disorders like those that occur in other organs. This disorder is abstract.
Often we find cases where people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders but can live, move, and be productive in society. Generally these people have a good support system, namely family, friends, or spouses who are very supportive and understanding.
Bipolar disorder that you feel can indeed come and go at any time. But as long as you have a positive mindset and support from the people closest to you, then you should have ample opportunities to be able to live well in society.
A scientific article examines people with bipolar disorder who decide to live drug-free. They decided to regulate their own mental health (self regulation model). It can be seen in the table that the length of time they stopped taking different drugs. The recurrence experienced also varies in terms of mood and frequency. One thing that is clear is that they entrust the support of those closest to them. When they experience a recurrence, the closest person will warn so that they can take precautions so as not to fall under severe conditions.
Some of the people in the study, they took precautions so as not to relapse by doing
physical activities such as sports, spending time with loved ones, avoiding known stressors, taking vacations, taking a break from work, making a list of productive activities that can be done and doing it one by one trying to produce something through creativity focus on something work that is favored There are still many things positive things you can do. So do not despair. Stay uplifting and confident. Do not forget also to routinely control your doctor.
Thus information from me, hopefully a little help. Regards.