Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme changes in mood from mania to depression. During a manic episode, a person experiences an increase in energy and a decreased need for sleep. It is distinct period of an elevated, expansive, or irritable mood state. The complete opposite occurs during a major depressive episode. The pattern of highs and lows varies for each person making it a complex disorder to diagnose.

How Can Therapy Help?

Therapy can help effectively manage acute episodes and prevent of future episodes. Treatment focuses on developing behaviors and skills that decrease stress, while learning to identify and modify the situations and the patterns of thinking that accompany mood shifts. This will reduce strains that the illness may place upon you and those close to you. Call our office to schedule an appointment.

How Can Medication Help?

Medication is often required to help alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Often, the most effective approach to treat bipolar disorder is the combination of therapy and medication. Our staff CRNP will work with you to determine whether or not you would benefit from medication, and what medication would best suit your needs.