Bipolar Update – Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy

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Bipolar Update


Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy

Posted: 30 May 2015 07:30 AM PDT

Strategies for Daily Balance

The therapy modality called Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) is designed to treat frequent recurrence of bipolar disorder, as well as problems of non compliance with medication treatment, reaction to stressful life events, and disruptions in social rhythms. IPSRT focuses on circadian rhythms and the importance of maintaining regular daily routines to facilitate stability and remaining free of both depression and manic states. The idea is that sleep deprivation, and/or disruption of sleep patterns can trigger or exacerbate bipolar symptoms. Currently there is data that does suggest that this intervention does have a significant positive effect on the course of bipolar disorder.[i]

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