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Bipolar Disorder Counseling

Bipolar disorder is extreme shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. It is most commonly diagnosed in teenagers and young adults but can also occur in children. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can include racing thoughts, impulsive behavior, sleep disturbances, irritability, and poor concentration. We understand that managing bipolar disorder comes with its own unique set of challenges. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to treating the condition. Our evidence-based treatment plan includes medication management, individual and family therapies, skill-building classes, and holistic activities like animal-assisted therapy and meditation. We strive to provide support throughout every step of your journey toward recovery by teaching skills that can be applied in daily life and help you create an environment conducive to long-term success. With our help, you can develop the tools necessary to manage your bipolar disorder and take control of your life.

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How do I know if I'm bipolar?

If you’re wondering whether you might be bipolar, it’s important to speak with a mental health professional. Some common symptoms of bipolar disorder can include mood swings, changes in energy levels or sleep patterns, and difficulty with concentration or decision-making. However, a proper diagnosis can only be made by a qualified healthcare provider.

What are signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder can cause a range of symptoms that can vary from person to person. Some common signs and symptoms can include periods of intense mood swings, changes in sleep patterns or energy levels, difficulty with concentration or decision-making, and engaging in high-risk behaviors.

Other symptoms can include feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or worthlessness, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, it’s important to speak with a healthcare provider.

At what age does bipolar start?

Bipolar disorder can start at any age, but it often develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, it’s important to note that it can also occur in children and older adults. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, it’s important to speak with a healthcare provider.

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What are the causes of bipolar disorder?

The exact causes of bipolar disorder are not fully understood, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Some people may be more prone to developing bipolar disorder due to a family history of the condition, while others may develop it in response to stressful life events or changes in brain chemistry. A mental health professional can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?

Bipolar disorder is typically diagnosed by a mental health professional through a thorough evaluation of symptoms and medical history. This may include a physical exam, psychological evaluation, and mood tracking over time. The healthcare provider may also perform additional tests to rule out other medical conditions that could be causing the symptoms.

What are the treatment options for bipolar disorder?

Treatment for bipolar disorder typically involves a combination of medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. Mood stabilizers are often used to manage symptoms, along with antipsychotic medications and antidepressants. Psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can also help individuals learn coping strategies and improve their overall quality of life.

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