1. Is treatment for mania and bipolar disorder the same?
Treatment of manic illness, a part of bipolar disorder, aims at reducing and preventing occurrence of manic episodes. Treatment mainly involves use of medication as well as other methods such as electroconvulsive therapy and psychotherapy.
2. Who should I consult for the treatment of mania?
A psychiatrist should be consulted for correct diagnosis and treatment of mania. After analysing the patient's condition, the psychiatrist will recommend the most suitable treatment for the patient.
3. Is electroconvulsive therapy useful in treating mania?
Electroconvulsive therapy can be used to treat mania that does not respond to medication and mixed manic states. It has shown to be efficient in 75% of patients. In involves an electric current that causes a temporary seizure in the brain. This therapy is generally safe for pregnant women.
4. Is there a relaxation technique for the treatment of mania?
Psychotherapy involves relaxation techniques that can help manage manic disorder by improving mood and reducing the symptoms associated with mania.
5. Is there any homeopathic remedy for mania?
There are a few known homeopathic remedies for treatment of mania but not much is known about their efficacy. However, therapy should not be started without consulting a psychiatrist.