What is Bipolar Disorder?
Also called manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder affects around 6.1 million adults annually, as stated by the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health). Bipolar disorders are challenging to detect in children and teenagers. These disorders usually become apparent during late adolescence and early adulthood.
In the absence of treatment, bipolar disorder is hard to manage. STR Behavioral Health provides the best treatment for bipolar disorder using medicine and various therapies.
Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Mania and depression are clinical terms used to describe two intense emotional states typical of people with bipolar disorder. Every person’s mania and depression symptoms are different, as are their levels of severity.
There are several manic symptoms associated with bipolar disorder:
- An intense feeling of euphoria
- Speech that is hurried
- Thoughts racing
- An increase in agitation or irritation
- Substance abuse and risky behaviors
- Sleeping less
In bipolar disorder, the depressive phase has the exact opposite effect. Symptoms of the depressive phase include:
- Physical weakness, fatigue, or lethargy
- A feeling of extreme sadness, often leading to suicidal thoughts or actions
- Problems sleeping
- An increase in appetite or a decrease in appetite
- Challenging time enjoying activities
- A greater tendency to be irritable and aggressive
- Chronic pain with no known cause
Are there Different Types of Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Bipolar disorder recovery is possible no matter what symptoms one is experiencing. At STR Behavioral Health, we evaluate the mental health needs of each client. We offer treatment for bipolar disorder at our facilities, including individual, family, and group sessions in a calming setting to help clients manage their symptoms.
Our teams create personalized treatment plans for bipolar disorder using evidence-based therapy and experiential therapies. By utilizing a comprehensive approach, our bipolar disorder treatment center helps clients gain a deeper understanding of their illness.