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Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes intense mood swings, energy level fluctuations, and behavioral modifications that can interfere with an individual’s ability to carry out routine tasks.
Individuals with bipolar disorder experience extreme emotional highs and lows. During a manic episode, you may feel emotionally optimistic and physically invincible. Alternatively, depressive episodes often lead to feelings of intense sadness and hopelessness.
With a comprehensive psychological evaluation, Latrice at Journey2Wellness, LLC, can create a targeted bipolar treatment plan that addresses your unique symptoms.
There are three different types of bipolar disorder:
An individual with bipolar I disorder experiences a manic episode for at least seven days. Manic episodes occur when you feel elated, energetic, or euphoric. During a manic episode, you may feel extremely impulsive or invincible. Hypomania, a less extreme type of mania, is also common with this disorder.
In addition to mania, many people with bipolar I disorder experience depressive episodes, which cause severe irritability, as well as neutral periods.
Individuals with bipolar II disorder experience at least one depressive episode and periods of hypomania.
A milder form of bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder leads to frequent mood swings that are less intense than bipolar I and II. Individuals with cyclothymic tend to fluctuate between hypomanic and depressive episodes.
Signs of bipolar disorder can vary depending on the type you have and whether you’re experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Common symptoms of bipolar disorder include:
Bipolar treatment is essential to treat the symptoms of the disorder. Without effective care, your mood swings can lead to intense behavior changes.
The most common treatment for bipolar disorder involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy, or talk therapy. Mood stabilizers and antipsychotics can help balance extreme mood swings and minimize the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Meanwhile, psychotherapy can help you uncover useful coping strategies for this lifelong mental health disorder by identifying unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. Understanding the early signs of manic and depressive episodes allows you to seek the appropriate care as soon as possible.
To learn more about bipolar treatment, call Journey2Wellness, LLC, or complete an appointment request form online now.