Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center
Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a treatable psychiatric disorder. It is classified as a mood disorder because it is characterized by extreme changes in mood, energy level, or behavior. Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder commonly exhibit swings between manic moods and depressive moods. Mood swings in affected individuals can last for hours, days, or even weeks.
Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is often confused with depression; however, there are significant differences between the two illnesses. The extreme “highs” and “lows” of bipolar disorder are what set it apart from other diseases.
Similar to drug or alcohol addiction, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can be severe and affect most areas of a person’s life. Below are the extremes that characterize bipolar disorder:
The Manic Phase of Bipolar Disorder
- Increased energy
- Heightened mood, extreme self-confidence
- Elevated irritability
- Decreased sleep without fatigue
- Grandiose thoughts, inflated sense of self-importance
- Racing speech and thoughts
- Impulsiveness and poor judgment
- Reckless behavior
The Depressive Phase of Bipolar Disorder
- Prolonged sadness with unexplained crying spells
- Significant changes in appetite and sleep
- Irritability, agitation, or anxiety
- Feeling of indifference
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to take pleasure in former interests
- Unexplained aches and pains
The Best Bipolar Disorder Treatment Starts with the Proper Diagnosis
When an individual arrives at Stepping Stone Center for Recovery, he or she is assessed for mental disorders that may coexist with addiction so that both can be treated properly. The simultaneous existence of an addiction and a psychological disorder is referred to as a dual diagnosis.
We specialize in the treatment of all dual diagnosis disorders and have comprehensive treatment approaches in place to treat these disorders along with substance abuse. Psychological therapies help clients reduce the severity and frequency of their mood swings. Therapy also provides afflicted individuals with the tools needed to adapt to living with the disorder.
Patients are also given medical treatment to manage bipolar disorder. Medical professionals often prescribe mood stabilizers, such as Depakote or Lamictal, to regulate a patient’s brain chemicals that affect mood and behavior. This can ease or even eliminate mood swings. Sometimes a combination of medicines is needed to address the extremes of bipolar disorder.
Our doctors and counselors provide individualized treatment methods to provide a client with opitmal care and stable recovery.
The “Right” Time to Call Can Be Any Time
Stepping Stone Center is the one place you can call for substance abuse help anytime of the day or night. Our free Addiction Helpline at our rehab center in Florida is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide information, assistance, and advice to anyone facing a problem with drugs or alcohol.
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