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Bipolar Disorders

Non- Prescription Plan For Managing Bipolar Disorder

by CapCareAdmin on November 28, 2011

There’s no shortage of medical interventions to choose from when it comes to managing Bipolar Disorders.  Taking medication is the key to reducing the frequency and severity of mood episodes, but it is not the only treatment option. Bipolar medications are most effective when used in conjunction with therapy and healthy lifestyle choices, including diet, exercise, and developing a social support network. These factors can affect the amount of medication required and play an important role in managing symptoms of mania and depression without causing intolerable side effects.

NJ Behavioral Health provider Capitol Care believes in integrating non-prescription drug ways to cope with Bipolar Disorders into a treatment plan.  Behavioral therapy and counseling have proven to be effective methods for managing Bipolar disorder, particularly if they’re provided by trained and qualified mental health care professionals.  In addition, by taking a team approach to mental health therapy – one that includes teachers, parents, social workers, and psychiatrists or psychologists – families have seen great results in loved ones with Bipolar Disorder.  Other successful therapies involve parenting skills training, social skills training, family therapy, and support groups.

This form of non-medical treatment is at the heart of the types of services offered by Capitol Care.  Its team of professionals is committed to safely providing positive and supportive quality care to adults with Bipolar Disorder and their families.  Instead of taking a cookie-cutter approach to therapy, offering the same types of services to everyone, the counselors take a more individualized approach that empowers each patient to reach his or her highest capabilities.  In particular, the program relies on the individual’s existing support system to make it more effective. 

Patients come to Capitol Care through one of many types of referrals, including inpatient providers, outpatient therapists, or friends and family.  Following an initial assessment, an individualized program is put together by a team that includes an intake coordinator, program director, case manager, Board-certified psychiatrist, and group facilitator.

Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual and draws from a broad range of services, including recreational activities, prevocational management, clinical group processes, and psychiatric management.  The goal of the program is to meet the distinct and complex needs of each individual in a way that addresses their psychiatric and behavioral issues and enables them to lead full, productive lives over the long term.

Patients may participate in a number of activities, including

•Individual Counseling
•Creative arts groups
•Psycho-educational
•Recreational activities
•Wellness and recovery

Capitol Care is an inpatient and outpatient NJ facility that accepts Medicaid payments and has been recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

For more information about this unique treatment paradigm, or to refer a friend or family member, please call  Capitol Care at (973) 426-1440, email info@capitol-care.org, or visit the website at www.capitol-care.org.

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