Order Management. Lost password? In this bipolar disorder assignment, please take note of the Assessment rubric for this assessment item. This provides you with some additional guidance. Also, take note of the Assessment rubric for this assessment item. It provides you with some additional guidance.
An additional aim is to review the main therapeutic purpose and concepts of Gestalt therapy which might be appropriate in the treatment of these patients often characterized by their difficulties in being aware and in contact in the 'here and now'. Methods: I first start with an overview of Gestalt therapy concepts. Then, I illustrate Gestalt's 'here and now' and awareness concepts applied during 18 sessions with an inpatient diagnosed with substance use and bipolar disorders. In addition, the patient had to face an open criminal charge, was regarded as having an antisocial personality disorder and argued suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Results: After this two-month therapy period, the patient entered for the first time a daily rehabilitation program in the community, where he was doing well this after a few prior hospitalizations. The awareness development in the 'here and now' through which different contact styles and cycles of experiences are experienced is a process that allowed the patient to start experiencing contact with himself, his true needs and his environment. This contributed to his well-being improvement, led and supported his rehabilitation and reinsertion within the society and decrease his relapses, either with drugs or criminal activities.
Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy CBT , helps to identify maladaptive thoughts and behaviors in order for patients to increase coping skills, and to focus on the importance of medication adherence. Monitoring isolation and worry. Learning accurate information about PTSD.