Bipolar disorder is a debilitating and difficult-to-diagnose condition that affects the parts of the brain that control mood. About 3% of Malaysia’s population is thought to be affected by bipolar disorder, according to various studies and mental health professionals.
Providing assistance to people suffering from bipolar disorder
Support from friends and family members who care about you can make a huge difference in your recovery and ability to cope with the disorder.
The simple act of being there for someone who needs a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on can be a huge help to them.
While they may be reluctant to socialise, having someone to talk to and insisting on going over for tea or coffee can mean the world and help enormously.
People with bipolar disorder have a higher than average risk of taking their own lives. Six percent of people with bipolar disorder committed suicide over a 20-year period, while 30–40 percent self-harmed. Bipolar disorder is frequently accompanied by other mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders or substance use disorders.
Know that you are not alone if you or someone you care about suffers from this disorder. Make no apologies about asking for help, and don’t hold back when you do.
Common Treatment Methods