It is effective in helping the patient and family members learn how to manage the patient’s symptoms during manic and depressive episodes, ensure the patient’s safety and medication compliance, and provide counselling to the patient and their family members to help them overcome any emotional challenges, thus overall enhancing better coping with the disorder and their quality of life.
If the patient isn’t willing or unable to be regular to visit professionals for treatment, home care services ensure that they adhere to long-term treatment which includes medications and psychotherapy. It also reduces the burden and stress of care-giving on family members who also may not understand ways to communicate with and handle the patient during their episodes.
A psychiatrist, therapist, physician, and nurse would visit the patient’s home on a regular basis to psycho-educate them and their family about the disorder, ways to manage it, and provide appropriate medications and psychotherapy to the patient and the family to help them deal with various life challenges, while emphasizing the importance of adhering to medications. In this way, sustained recovery of the patient and enhanced quality of life for all members of the family is made possible.
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