Most individuals with bipolar disorder and their families welcome the opportunity to talk about the impact of the disorder on their lives and to get help on coming to terms with the problems they experience. Counseling can be useful in offering support and helping people to adjust to what has happened. There is now some research that shows that cognitive behaviour therapy and some other psychological treatments(such as family therapy) can be particularly beneficial. Cognitive behaviour therapy provides a framework for understanding bipolar disorder and the impact it has on the individual. They can explore new ways of dealing with problems and coping with stress and depression.
Types of psychotherapy
Four specific types of psychotherapy have been studied by researchers. These approaches are particularly useful during acute depression and recovery:
Psychotherapy can be individual(only you and a therapist), group(with other people with similar problems), or family. The person who provides therapy may be your doctor or another clinician, such as a social worker, psychologist, nurse, or a counselor who works in partnership with your doctor.