What can be a Bipolar Disorder Emergency?
When the bipolar disorder patient is at a risk of harming themselves such as suicide attempts or other methods of self-harm, it is an emergency. Exhibiting dangerous, extreme, or aggressive behaviours which can put others at risk is also an emergency.
What to do in case of a Bipolar Disorder Emergency?
The bipolar disorder patient can be rushed to a hospital in case of an emergency. Since a severe bipolar episode can be extreme or dangerous – including the person attempting suicide or giving threats to harm others, and moreover, if the situation is getting out of control, the police can be called for assistance.
How to prevent an emergency in Bipolar Disorder?
Once a person has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, engaging regularly in treatment which includes medications, psychotherapy, and following the recommended lifestyle changes can keep the disorder under control. However, there still may be chances of relapse which is why the person and their family members can benefit from knowing the warning signs of when an episode is about to occur.
What professionals can help in case of an emergency for Bipolar Disorder?
A psychiatrist can prescribe medications that can bring the bipolar episode under control. Allowing the patient to be hospitalized for a short period of time can ensure constant monitoring and supervision by doctors and nurses to ensure the patient isn’t at the risk of harming themselves or others before they are discharged.