colorfully exuberantPeople often have a different idea of what “recovery” means in relation to bipolar disorder.

Some think of it as no longer needing to take medication or see a doctor or therapist. Others may think of it as regaining control of their lives with medication, therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or other approaches. Some people don’t view bipolar as an illness (they may even view it as a gift) and seek lifestyle changes as a way of accommodating their extreme highs and lows.

What does “recovery” mean to you?

 


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    Last reviewed: 31 Jul 2011

APA Reference
Beat, B. (2011). What Does Recovery Mean to You?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipolar/2011/07/bipolar-disorder-recovery-meaning/

 

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