Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Kelowna
What are the common treatments for Bipoloar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is treatable, and is not treated the same way that depression is treated, so it is important to have a detailed diagnosis from your doctor. Many of the medications that are used for the treatment of depression can be harmful to a person with bipolar disorder. Usually, a combination of therapy and medication is used for bipolar disorder. Discuss all options with a doctor before choosing the most appropriate treatment.
The primary goal of drug treatment is to stabilize the extreme mood swings of mania and depression. As you would expect, the list of medications that can be prescribed is vast. However the most common medications include Lithium, Valproate, lamotrigine and atypical antipsychotics, such as Abilify, Seroquel and Risperdal.
Psychological therapy can also be an important treatment of bipolar disorder, which directly impacts emotional and cognitive function.
If you live in Kelowna and believe you may be experiencing bipolar disorder, treatment is available. Contact us for a medical assessment.