By David J. Miklowitz
Family-focused psychoeducational therapy (FFT) is between a truly small variety of psychosocial remedies which have been stumbled on to be potent in a number of reports to enhance the process bipolar sickness. This crucial advisor describes the right way to enforce FFT with grownup and adolescent sufferers and their relations. supplied are useful systems for supporting households comprehend the character of bipolar illness, improve their communique abilities, remedy day by day difficulties, and decrease the chance and severity of relapse. The ebook comprises cutting-edge wisdom at the ailment and its organic and psychosocial administration. greater than a dozen reproducible handouts are integrated.
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However, as the patient has more and more episodes, Stage 1 becomes less rewarding for family members, as they become familiar with what is to come during the height of the episode. During an active or acute period of illness (Stages 2 and 3), the patient becomes severely ill. , sexual indiscretions, risky or impulsive financial transactions), become motorically hyperactive, and sleep little or not at all. As Stage 3 sets in, the patient may have delusions and hallucinations, speak rapidly and nonsensically, and experience a dysphoric or panicky state in addition to manic euphoria or irritability.
Some clinicians prefer to use these medically based terms, and others prefer simpler language. chapter 2 The Nature of Bipolar Disorder and Its Impact on the Family ᨖ C athy, a 25-year-old European American woman, began to show behavioral changes approximately 2 months before her admission to a state psychiatric hospital. According to her mother, Marjorie, she became very active sexually, slept very little, and seemed easily provoked to anger. ” She was accompanied to the hospital by her mother.
On the positive side, episodes of hypomania can be associated with creativity and productivity. There is evidence that many great artists, writers, poets, and musicians had bipolar disorder or a variant of it. Kay Jamison (1993) points to the similarities between the manic and the artistic temperaments. It appears, however, that people with bipolar disorder are not particularly creative when acutely manic, only when euthymic or mildly hypomanic. , sexuality, friendships, sports), feelings of worthlessness, loss of energy and extreme fatigue, psychomotor retardation or agitation, an inability to sleep (despite fatigue) or needing to sleep too much, an inability to concentrate or make decisions, and suicidal preoccupations or actions.