How To Cure Bipolar Disorder?
Hello wr.wb. r n My name is Siti setia Eva, I am 20 years old. I often consult with psychology students that only I have bipolar disorder and I have to consult a psychiatrist immediately, I have talked to one of my family members but they don’t believe it when I experience the disorder. r nI am afraid that it will have a negative impact on myself .. Is there any other way besides going to a psychiatrist for example therapy or helpful solutions .. I want to prove to my family that I am having a hard time, and need their help., because I also don’t have enough money to go to psychiatry without family agreement .. Thank you. r nWassalam
Walaikumsalam wr. wb. Good afternoon Eva.
Before discussing further, it is necessary to ascertain whether you really have bipolar disorder, or just a guess. It should be noted that the diagnosis is carried out by the examining doctor.
Bipolar disorder itself is a condition in which a person experiences moods that fluctuate and drastically, at one time he experiences a depressive mood (gloomy, sad, lethargic, loss of interest in carrying out activities and doing hobbies, etc.), then suddenly afterward he is in a manic mood (very happy for no reason, feels very energetic, very excited, suddenly wants to shop and hand out money, etc.). Between the two different moods, some people with bipolar disorder experience a normal phase, although there are also those who experience a rapid cycle between the two moods.
If you experience any of these symptoms, chances are you have bipolar disorder. But to make sure you really need to consult a doctor or psychiatric specialist (psychiatrist). The doctor will conduct questions and answers regarding complaints, medical history, and family history with the same complaint. If it is true that you have bipolar disorder, treatment is usually the administration of mood stabilizer drugs and psychological therapy. With psychological therapy, namely the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) method, the patient will be helped to identify the things that trigger the mood changes experienced, then a psychiatrist or therapist will help the patient to change the behavior and thoughts that trigger (negative) into something positive, and teaches how to deal with stress.
We suggest that you talk to your family again about the complaints you are experiencing and your desire to resolve these complaints. You can show health articles about bipolar disorder (if you do have the bipolar symptoms mentioned above) to make sure your family that what you are experiencing is something that needs to be checked by a doctor. Family involvement in psychological therapy will be very helpful in the course of this psychological therapy.
That's all, hopefully this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa