Is electroconvulsive therapy the most common treatment for bipolar disorder?
By no means. It is a last resort. Lithium, Depakote and other pharmaceutical therapy is the most common treatment by far.
Electroconvulsive therapy is a medical treatment for severe mental illness in which a small, carefully controlled amount of electricity is introduced into the brain
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness. However through medication and therapy, bipolar disorder symptoms can be managed and minimized.
If she is undergoing proper treatment for the severity of her bipolar disorder, whether that is therapy, medication, or some alternate, approved treatment, then yes. Anyone with a severe mental disorder can be a threat if untreated, though bipolar disorder is most often milder than other disorders, such as schizophrenia. Ultimately, it will be the decision of the mother, hopefully with the input of her doctor, family, and friends.
yes nothing is impossible
Electroconvulsive therapy was first introduced in 1938 by the duo of Italian neuropsychiatrists Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Benni. It was a widespread form of treatment throughout the 1940s and 1950s.
ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, usually is employed after all therapy and pharmaceutical treatment options have been explored.
Bipolar disorder treatments usually include psychotherapy combined with medication. Medications that might be prescribed are mood stabilizer like lithium, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants. Therapy can be individual cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy and group therapy.
Yes. The discipline is called electroconvulsive therapy, and (under proper medical supervision) can be used to treat mental disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The layman's term for it is electroshock therapy, but many practitioners avoid that term, considering it somewhat derogatory.
Max Fink has written: 'Electroconvulsive therapy' -- subject(s): Electroconvulsive therapy, Mental Disorders, Therapy
Yes, bipolar disorder is a treatable illness that can be controlled quite well with medication and therapy.
Electroconvulsive therapy is among the most controversial of all procedures used to treat mental illness
Treatment of psychotic depression includes besides antidepressants, anti psychotics. Electroconvulsive Therapy may be useful.
Brian Quinn has written: 'Bipolar disorder' -- subject(s): Bipolar Disorder, Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Differential Diagnosis, Manic-depressive illness, Therapy
ongoing pharmacologic treatment. Patient education in the form of therapy or self-help groups is crucial for training patients to recognize signs of mania and to take an active part in their treatment program. Psychotherapy is an important adjunctive
Do you recommend a high school student with bipolar disorder to get their GED if they are having trouble in school?
Not until various medications have had an adequate trial. Many people with Bipolar disorder can lead productive lives with the help of medications and therapy. Education about the disorder can also be quite helpful.
Compulsive washing of oneself. Treatment focuses on behaviour therapy. In our experience compulsive disorders have to be treated on the basis of behaviour therapy and a disorder-specific approach
Patient is on Prozac lamictal topomax could zoloft be givin with theses medications to help with bipolar depression?
No. Zoloft is in the same class of anti-depressants as Prozac and would not be helpful. Depressive episodes of bipolar disorder are treated differently than major depression. Prozac and Topamax may/may not be helping the situation. Lamictal is considered first line for depressive symptoms of bipolar I disorder. If Lamictal (lamotrigine) is not helpful for controlling depressive symptoms, usually an atypical antipsychotic is added, such as quetiapine (Seroquel). The term "bipolar depression" is fairly general… Read More
If you are experiencing a brief episode of depression, time might be sufficient to overcome it. If you are experiencing longer lasting depression, you might need counseling or medication. There are different types of therapy and medication. For example, people who suffer depression because of seasonal affective disorder might use light therapy (imitating sunlight) to counteract it. Some people - but not all - who suffer depression from post-traumatic stress disorder benefit from eye movement… Read More
The best treatments to severe cases of OCD are the Behavior Therapy/Cognitive Therapy and some medications.
schizophrenia and depression
Every depressed person has a personalized treatment. The important is to seek for a good psychiatrist. It may happens that what you consider a depressive condition is a bipolar disorder, which includes depression as well. but the treatment is different for common depression and bipolar disorder, or anxiety or another kind of mood disturbance. Before taking medicines you may try to change you lifestyle, changing foods, avoiding excess of sugar, sleeping well, and do not… Read More
As always, talk to your doctor first. As far as "ever".. if you're feeling well enough to return to work and bipolar disorder is well managed with the correct medicine and/or therapy/counseling, I don't see why not. Good Luck!!
While used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders, it is most effective in the treatment of severe depression, and provides the most rapid relief currently available for this illness
Two Italian doctors named Cerletti and Bini
Treatment For Coprophagia Treatments for Coprophagia (eating of feces) include behavioral intervention, supportive psychotherapy, elemental diets, tricyclic antidepressants, carbamazepine, haloperidol, and electroconvulsive therapy.
ECT in medical terms means electroconvulsive therapy.
Yes, in very extreme cases it is the only effective treatment for the disorder.
* It can be. it just depends on what methods are used and how severe the case is. Hypnosis, although effective, is an unethical and unreliable method to use in this case; it only covers up the symptoms rather than "curing" them. Many bipolar sufferers use drugs to suppress the symptoms but others, such as Stephen Fry, have grown to love their illness, because the feelings of elation that come with it can outweigh the… Read More
The amnesia of ECT is retrograde. That is, you only forget events that occurred before the treatment, not after. Sometimes you don't forget anything. You can forget a few hours to a few days.
group, individual and/or family therapy, and education. Of these, individual therapy is the most common. Therapy can provide a consistent daily schedule, support, consistent rules, discipline, and limits
Treatments for depression include use of antidepressants, electroconvulsive therapy ECT, cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive therapy, support and understanding.
N. S. Endler has written: 'Electroconvulsive therapy'
Once bipolar mood disorder is diagnosed, there are various medications that can be prescribed. One of the most popular is Lithium. Bipolar sufferers may have varying degrees of symptoms, so the psychiatrist would have to prescribe the best drugs for the symptoms suffered, for example, an anti-psychotic. There should be follow up checks, like blood tests, and cognitive therapy may be considered as an adjunct to treatment. There is no cure for bipolar, but it… Read More
If somebody needed treatment for a borderline personality disorder they should see a doctor or therapist. A therapist and doctor could prescribe medicine in attempt to control the disorder and host therapy sessions to find the root of the problem.
The best thing is medicine and therapy. Some medicines may not help but as long as you are willing to try and you want help then things should begin to work. Therapy would be very helpful because you can talk about things that trigger your moods to change and ways to deal with it too. Joining a group with other people who suffer Bipolar Disorder may also be helpful in letting you know your not… Read More
Dark therapy is a fairly new chronobiological treatment involving exposure to darkness. Preliminary research has shown that this can be effective in treating manic episodes, particularly in sufferers of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder. Dark therapy is almost converse to the bright light therapy used for certain sleep disorders and depressive illnesses. Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorders are characterized by extreme mood swings of depression and mania. Rapid-cycling bipolar disorder (RCBP) is a specifier of bipolar disorder… Read More
Borderline personality disorder has a poor outlook because noncompliance with treatment is common. But when someone is committed to treatment and stays in therapy often times they are treated with DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) the prognosis can be good. BPD is also said to be outgrown in certain instances as are other personality disorders but not in all cases.
Treatment is a bit complicated for this disease as there is no proper therapy which is geared towards treating the condition. Even though there is no set treatment for the disorder, management of the disorder is possible. Treatment includes behavioral counseling and psychotic therapy, and in some cases therapy is offered to the entire family of an individual that suffers from Munchausen Syndrome. The use of medication is able to make alterations to mental disorders… Read More
There are many different treatments for depression, including various forms of therapy, medication, electroconvulsive therapy, light therapy, and lifestyle changes (changes in diet, exercise, etc).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder. It is noted by obsessions (persistent thoughts that produce fear, and general anxiety), and compulsions (repetitive behavior that is done by the individual in order to temporarily relieve obsessions). OCD is a fairly common disorder, especially in the US, and depending on the severity, can be treated with therapy, medication, or in very extreme cases, electroconvulsive therapy. It can be diagnosed using the DSM description, and… Read More
Harvey M. Ross has written: 'Fighting depression' -- subject(s): Depressive Disorder, Diet therapy, Etiology, Hypoglycemia, Mental Depression, Popular works, Therapy, Treatment, Vitamin therapy
Treatment is usually implicated by the type of disorder, as different treatments work better or worse for different disorders. Many treatments today include some sort of therapy, such as drug therapy, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or family dynamics therapy.
Radiation therapy is a local treatment
There is no cure for bipolar disorder. The only hope is to manage the symptoms. Often multiple medications are required to do this successfully. Traditional "talk" therapy in concert with the prescriptions may help the patient to weather the highs and lows of mood they will still endure even in the presence of drug treatments. It is important for sufferers to sleep and eat regularly and to engage in an exercise routine. Sleep disruptions and… Read More
ECT is Electroconvulsive therapy. Also known as electroshock, it is a type of psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electronically induced in patients who have been anesthetized. It is often used for patients experiencing severe depression. For more information, see the Related Link.
How do you know if your daughter is bipolar My daughter can go from being in a good mood to a bad mood with in seconds. She is 14 years old and had been like this since she was very young.?
The only way to know for sure whether a person has bipolar or any disorder is to consult a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist). They are trained to recognize symptoms and to define clear diagnosis. On a side note, symptoms of bipolar can start when an individual is quite young, setting a pattern of moods, especially if its rapid cycling BPD, and greatly affect the life of the child. Bipolar disorder can really impact… Read More
Kim Tornvall Mueser has written: 'Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in special populations' -- subject(s): Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Methods, Program Development, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Vulnerable Populations, Complications, Dual diagnosis, Cognitive therapy