If you suffer from symptoms of depression or mania it can be very worrying. It may be diagnosed as bipolar disorder. Dr Serena Lai is a Consultant Psychiatrist in London who can help with Bipolar Disorder. She has extensive knowledge and experience in psychopharmacology as well as in working with a range of psychiatric disorders.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. It used to be known as manic depression. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder can include both polarities of depression, when you may feel very low and lethargic, or mania when you feel very high and overactive. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder depend on which mood you’re experiencing.
Unlike simple mood swings, each extreme episode of bipolar disorder can last for several weeks. Sometimes it can be even longer.
Identifying that you are suffering from symptoms is the first step to getting help with Bipolar Disorder.
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
It is thought using a combination of different treatment methods is the best way to control Bipolar Disorder. The aim of all treatments is to control the effects of an episode. They will also help someone with Bipolar Disorder live life as normally as possible.
Medicine, known as mood stabilisers can be taken on a long term basis. There are also medications that can be taken to treat the symptoms of depression and mania when they occur.
However, there are also other treatments that a psychiatrist can use to help with Bipolar Disorder. It is important to learn to recognise the triggers and signs of an episode of depression or mania.
Psychological treatment, such as talking therapy, can help you deal with depression. It also provides advice about how to improve your relationships and get support from those around you.
Simple lifestyle changes such as doing regular exercise, planning activities you enjoy that give you a sense of achievement, as well as improving your diet and getting more sleep can also help with Bipolar Disorder symptoms.
Get Help with Bipolar Disorder
Dr Serena Lai is highly regarded as a Psychiatrist. Her ethos is putting her patients first and always being there for them. She works towards creating a strong relationship and alliance with her patients and their families. Dr Lai welcomes you to her clinic to discuss your symptoms. The simple booking facility on the website makes it easy to make an appointment. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)7961 250 993.