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Bipolar disorder (manic depression) involves extreme swings in mood, ranging from the low depression to the high mania. The periods of severe high or low moods may negatively impact day-to-day functioning. Learning to live with your own bipolar disorder is not easy. However, a combination of psychotherapy and medicines can be effective treatment. spiral2grow of New York City can help people better manage their illness and reduce repeated experiences of mood episodes.
Effective psychotherapy, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches patients to reduce the negative impact of extreme emotions and cope better in their reality. It helps them to decrease the extremeness of their mood swings (where possible), reduce the impact of their illness on their social and occupational relationships, improve their motivation to remain on medication, and generally function to help reduce their chance of catastrophic relapse.