Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Characterized by extreme mood swings, Bipolar Disorder is also called manic depression. Those affected with bipolar disorder will have episodes of major depression, called “lows,” followed by episodes of high energy, or “highs.”
What Are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder symptoms closely mirror depression symptoms when you are “low.” These include difficulty sleeping, persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or hopelessness, a loss of interest in your daily activities, social isolation, and irritability.
Those with Bipolar Disorder will also suffer manic episodes or periods of excessive energy. This can look like:
- Impulsive behaviors
- Decreased sleep
- Racing thoughts
- Rapid or erratic speech
- Exaggerated feelings of optimism and self-esteem
How Will Revive & Thrive Treat Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is a treatable condition. You will be prescribed medications, and it’s important to take the medication even if you’re feeling better. In addition to medications, your therapist will work with you to help you identify triggering situations, and signs that you are experiencing an exacerbation of the condition. Your family and friends will be helpful in identifying patterns of behaviors that indicate a shift in your moods.