Bipolar disorder: Treatment with psychotherapy and lifestyle changes

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Discover the different types of psychotherapy and lifestyle changes that can help a child or teen with bipolar disorder.

Key points

  • Although treatment for bipolar disorder most often includes medications, your child may also be advised to take part in psychotherapy or make lifestyle changes.
  • Psychotherapies for bipolar disorder include CBT, IPSRT, FFT and DBT. Some of these therapies focus on helping the child on their own and others focus on helping the whole family.
  • Some healthy lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet, may help to improve some symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Last updated: July 15th 2016