The expert staff at our various facilities can help you cope with any symptoms of bipolar disorder you may experience during treatment. We use a range of modalities to treat symptoms for comorbid conditions, including:
- Peer support
- Individual and group therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Medication management
- Skill development
- Case management
- Aftercare planning
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels that affect a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.” The symptoms exist along a spectrum, and the fluctuations in mood and energy level vary significantly from person to person. The NIMH reports that “an estimated 4.4% of US adults experience bipolar disorder at some time in their lives.”
Different Types of Bipolar
- Bipolar I: This type of bipolar disorder features a series of cyclic highs and lows in mood and energy level, including manic and depressive episodes that can last for weeks or months. Treatment usually involves prescription medication and psychotherapy.
- Bipolar II: This type of bipolar disorder features fluctuations between hypomanic and depressive symptoms that can last for weeks or months. The symptoms are slightly less severe than those seen in bipolar I. Treatment usually consists of medication and psychotherapy.
Cyclothymic Disorder: The fluctuations between moods and energy levels are not as pronounced as those seen in bipolar I and II. We treat it using psychotherapy and sometimes prescription medication.