Hi, Thanks for your reply. Let me say I can imagine how sad
, anxious and worried you must have been about this situation. It sounds like you may have experienced some trauma seven years ago. Are you being treated for PTSD and Bipolar symptoms?
Yes, you may need to stick to treatment for many years sometimes.
For bipolar condition, you may need to work with psychiatrist (M.D.) and psychotherapist. Treatment for bipolar disorder consists of pharmacotherapy (by psychiatrist), individual psychotherapy (Cognitive-behavior therapy - CBT) or Interpersonal therapy (ITP) by a licensed psychologist or psychotherapist), and group therapy or support group by a psychotherapist. Pharmacotherapy is a critical aspect of treatment. Medication for Bipolar disorder includes a mood stabilizer such as Lithium. For people who do not respond to Lithium or who have rapid cycling or dysphoric mania, (prominent anxiety
and depressed mood), an anti-seizure drug such as carbamazepine or divalproex sodium may be effective. Individual psychotherapy will help him for support, ventilation of feelings, coping skills training, and direct advice. Group therapy is useful for you to address the issues – adherence to medication and therapy, regulation of self-esteem, and management of other psychosocial issues.
Please feel free to ask me any question. Warm regards,