While reading slideshow information on depression (Web MD- http://www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-depression-overview) I became aware of more than one type of talk therapy aka psychotherapy.
I fully support psychotherapy as part of a treatment plan for bipolar and any other mental illness. Here is what it said:
Talk Therapy for Depression
Studies suggest different types of talk therapy can fight mild to moderate depression.Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to change thoughts and behaviors that contribute to depression. Interpersonal therapy identifies how your relationships impact your mood.Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps helps people understand how their behavior and mood are affected by unresolved issues and unconscious feelings. Some patients find a few months of therapy are all they need, while others continue long term.
I am going to discuss all types of psychotherapy with my therapist. I believe I have not been concentrating on all of them and that by incorporating all of them will help me better deal with all aspects of my bipolar.
I think visual change of scenery also helps: I changed the photo by my desk from a sunset in Hawaii to dolphins in the ocean. This is not the photo but it comes close. It is bright but peaceful.
be good to you. Check out pyschotherapy if you have not already done so.
pb aka peanut butter