Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic depression, is a common mental health condition. It causes extreme mood swings, including emotional highs and lows. Such mood swings can affect one’s sleep, energy level, judgment, the ability to think clearly, and generally have an impact on daily life. Symptoms include an exaggerated sense of well-being, unusual talkativeness, and being abnormally upbeat, followed by depression, weight loss, insomnia, and feelings of worthlessness. Symptoms can be difficult to spot in children and teens and hard to distinguish from normal ups and downs. Treatment is available to those who seek it out and can include medication and psychological counseling. Those with bipolar disorder should avoid drugs and alcohol, which can exacerbate the problem.
The primary treatments for bipolar disorder include medications and psychotherapy to control symptoms. It may also include education and support groups. We offer caring, experienced counseling services, medication management and support to help our clients live full, productive lives.
P.S. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition.