What are bipolar disorders?
Signs and Symptoms for Bipolar DisordersBipolar disorders are characterized by intense emotional states that occur in cycles. These emotional states are often called “episodes” and a person generally experiences two types of episodes: mania, where they are extremely energetic and overly excited, and depression, where they may feel hopeless and extremely down. During both types of episodes a person may exhibit:
- Changes in energy or activity level
- Changes in sleep pattern, or insomnia
- Changes in behavior, such as becoming impulsive or difficulty making decisions
Treatment for Bipolar DisordersBipolar disorder treatment will help your loved one manage episodes of mania or depression and regain control of their life. There is no cure for bipolar disorder; it is a lifelong illness, but proper management of the disorder and its symptoms can prevent relapse, reduce severity of symptoms and give an individual the opportunity for a healthy, productive life. Without treatment, bipolar disorder can worsen and episodes of mania and depression may become more frequent and more severe. Bipolar disorder treatment at the Mental Health Center includes medication and psychotherapy (counseling). We take a holistic approach to mental health treatment, aiming to improve an individual’s quality of life for the long-term. This means addressing underlying psychological, biological and social concerns to help an individual reduce their risk for relapse. We provide individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy, and work with our clients to create a comprehensive treatment plan that gives them optimal support for recovery.