Services of the Centre for Bipolar Disorder Research and Care
- Public service
The centre offers consultations and fixed-term investigation and treatment periods for patients with bipolar disorder, who receive psychiatric and substance abuse services as either outpatient or inpatient care. Patients are only admitted with a referral from psychiatric and substance abuse services.
The focal points of the operations are diagnostics and challenging treatments of bipolar disorder.
All treatment periods are fixed term and they are implemented in cooperation with other workers treating the patient.
To whom and on what terms
Patients with bipolar disorder, who receive psychiatric and substance abuse treatment either as outpatients or inpatients.
The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.
Mental health services are operations that aim at preventing, relieving, and treating mental health disorders and their consequences. Mental health services also include preventive work, and they improve residential living conditions to support mental health.
In practice, mental health services are guidance, counselling, and psychosocial support for those who need it. Mental health services also include research, treatment and rehabilitation of mental health disorders.
Municipalities must organise mental health services through, for example, health centres and social services. Hospital districts, congregations, organisations, and private sector service producers also provide mental health services. The work of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, such as depression nurses, and practical mental nurses promotes psychological well-being and functional capacity. The care of psychological illnesses can either be non-institutional or institutional, depending on the case.