Better Care Needed for People Displaying First Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Posted on June 27, 2019

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder have a higher tendency to self-harm or attempt suicide than others, hence, there is a need for higher quality treatment to provide them with the help they need. Reports have suggested that many individuals with bipolar disorder only receive proper treatment 6 years after their first symptoms. This indicates the severely inadequate healthcare these individuals are receiving, which can lead to many difficulties.

A recent study conducted by international experts have found that people with bipolar disorder often receive inconsistent and irregular treatment. They are not diagnosed early enough and were also not educated on how to deal with manic episodes when they experience them for the first time. According to Dr Sameer Jauhar, bipolar disorders can affect the health of individuals, their relationships as well as their social lives.

The consultant psychiatrist also emphasized that people who receive the right treatment early were more able to cope well and prevent future episodes, enabling them to live their lives without worrying about relapses. Mania episodes could cause individuals to end up destroying their careers and relationships through impulsive actions. Therefore, people with bipolar disorders need to have people whom they can trust and turn to for treatment rather than go through such hardships alone.

There is a need for higher quality health services for people with bipolar disorder so that they are able to receive the treatment they need as soon as possible. More consistent healthcare, early diagnosis and further research into treatments for bipolar disorder are all crucial factors that can improve the quality of life for individuals with this condition.

Category(s):Bipolar, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

Source material from Science Daily

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