Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

Are you suffering from bipolar disorder? We can help. Read on to learn more about Bipolar Disorder and how Lightfully can help.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar Disorder also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a mood disorder characterized by unusual changes in energy and activity levels. Those suffering from Bipolar Disorder typically experience a heightened range of manic ups and depressive lows that can make it especially challenging to maintain relationships and accomplish daily activities. These mood swings can dramatically affect behaviors, feelings, and one’s emotional well-being.

How Can Bipolar Disorder Impact Your Life?

While Bipolar disorder occurs with different levels of severity and acuity, Bipolar I is accompanied by manic episodes lasting up to 7 days followed by intense depressive episodes that can last for more than 2 weeks. Bipolar Disorder presents itself in 3 distinct forms with gradation in symptoms and frequency of occurrence.

  • Bipolar I: The highest level of acuity, with fast interval shifts between Depressive and Manic episodes. In some instances, symptoms of both euphoria and depression.
  • Bipolar II: Less severe than Bipolar I and classified by hypomanic and depressive episodes. Bipolar II has more muted symptoms and does not cycle as rapidly as Bipolar I.
  • Cyclothymic Disorder: General patterns of symptoms and episodes may not reach the full diagnosable criteria and each manic or depressive episode can last longer than a year.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder?

In a manic episode, one might experience symptoms that dramatically affect sleeping and eating patterns, with heightened energy levels, irritability, unusually risky behaviors, and hyperactivity. In contrast, depressive periods are characterized by pervasive feelings of sadness and a sense of abandonment and can be accompanied by abnormal increases in sleep, suicidal thoughts, trouble concentrating, and general sluggishness.

How Can Lightfully Help With Your Bipolar Disorder?

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we realize the importance of having a common language to describe symptoms the individual might be experiencing. Even so, we see our clients as more than just their diagnoses. Clients can expect an integrated and inclusive treatment plan from an exceptionally equipped team that focuses on the core processes which underlie their symptoms and all human suffering. In this way, we work to help the client develop an integrated self and a more balanced, meaningful life.

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