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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is more than just mood swings; it can cause debilitating symptoms that affect day-to-day activities like work, school, and personal relationships. At Solrei Behavioral Health, we provide personalized, connected care for teens, and adults with bipolar disorder. If you or a loved one has bipolar disorder, call the office today or request an appointment online. Telemedicine visits are available.

What is bipolar disorder?

A bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that affects a person's overall emotional state, ability to perform everyday tasks and relationships with loved ones. It is characterized by mood swings between times of intense energy and excitement (known as mania or hypomania) to times of extreme sadness and hopelessness (known as depression). Having access to the right treatment for bipolar disorder can help people lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Consulting professionals familiar with bipolar disorder is a great way to gain knowledge about the options available and determine which types of therapy may be most effective for the individual's situation.

According to National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 2.8% of U.S. adults had bipolar disorder in the past year.

Symptoms may include:

  • Abnormally upbeat, jumpy or wired

  • Bouncing between depressed mood and elevated, expansive, or irritable mood

  • Increased activity, energy or agitation

  • Exaggerated sense of well-being and self-confidence (euphoria)

  • Decreased need for sleep

  • Racing thoughts

  • Depressed mood, such as feeling sad, empty, hopeless

  • Loss of interest or feeling no pleasure in normal activities

  • Either insomnia or sleeping too much

  • Either restlessness or slowed behavior

What are some causes of bipolar disorder?

  • The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but several factors may be involved, such as:

  • Biological differences. People with bipolar disorder appear to have physical changes in their brains. The significance of these changes is still uncertain but may eventually help pinpoint causes.

  • Genetics. Bipolar disorder is more common in people who have a first-degree relative, such as a sibling or parent, with the condition.

Risk factors may include:

  • Researchers are trying to find genes that may be involved in causing bipolar disorder.

  • Factors that may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder or act as a trigger for the first episode include:

  • Having a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, with bipolar disorder

  • Periods of high stress, such as the death of a loved one or other traumatic event

  • Drug or alcohol abuse

How do you treat bipolar disorder?

Most people with bipolar disorder can be treated using a combination of different treatments.

These can include 1 or more of the following:

  • medicine to prevent episodes of mania and depression – these are known as mood stabilisers, and you take them every day on a long-term basis

  • medicine to treat the main symptoms of depression and mania when they happen

  • learning to recognise the triggers and signs of an episode of depression or mania

  • psychological treatment – such as talking therapies, which help you deal with depression and provide advice on how to improve relationships

  • lifestyle advice – such as doing regular exercise, planning activities you enjoy that give you a sense of achievement, and advice on improving your diet and getting more sleep

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*This a non-treatment consultation. You can discuss your needs with a provider to help determine if we are the right fit for each other.

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We all have unique needs and and at times need help. Solrei Behavioral Health focuses on creating individualized treatment plans in order to improve mental health. Our compassionate care guarantees comprehensive support. Learn more about some of our most common services.

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