We’ve made a lot of progress in understanding and treating Bipolar disorders.
Treatment is tailored to the severity of the disorder. Medication is prescribed and monitored by a Doctor, and counselling is almost always recommended.
Remember, Bipolar disorder is very treatable and recovery is expected. With help from a mental health professional, and support from family and friends, recovery is possible.
You can think of recovery as part of a personal journey to feel a degree of control over your life, and to have meaningful relationships with people you trust – whether they are family members, friends, or people at school or work.
Recovery also means different things to each person. For some, recovery means that symptoms will not persist, while for others, recovery means learning to live a full life despite any ongoing symptoms.