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Comprehensive Bipolar Disorder Treatment and Management

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a complex psychiatric condition characterized by significant mood fluctuations, from emotional highs (mania) to lows (depression). Influenced by genetic, brain chemistry, and environmental factors. 

BD can be extremely debilitating and is actually quite common. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 2.8% (7,232,400) of adults are diagnosed with BD in the United States yearly.  Experts believe that there is a combination of brain chemistry, genetics, and physical and social factors that play a role in bipolar disorder. Some common symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

  • Sleep patterns changing or difficulty sleeping
  • Dramatic increases or decreases in energy, agitation levels, and activity levels
  • Being unusually talkative
  • Delusions, disturbed thinking, and hallucinations
  • Partaking in risky behaviors or activities
  • Acting out of character
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Abnormal feelings of despair and guilt
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty remembering and concentrating
  • Increased irritability

Bipolar Disorder is a chronic illness requiring ongoing treatment. It manifests in three types: Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, and Cyclothymic Disorder, each with unique patterns of episodes.

Bipolar I Disorder

Characterized by manic episodes lasting at least seven days or severe manic symptoms leading to hospitalization. Depressive episodes typically last two weeks, and manic and depressive symptoms can co-occur.

Bipolar II Disorder

Marked by patterns of depressive episodes interspersed with hypomanic episodes. Major depression is a key symptom, often complicating the distinction between Bipolar I and II. While depressive episodes are present in both Bipolar I and II, depressive episodes are often more frequent and lengthier than those in Bipolar I disorder.

Cyclothymic Disorder (Cyclothymia)

The mildest form of Bipolar Disorder involves mood swings less severe than full mania or depression. Untreated Cyclothymia may escalate to full-blown Bipolar Disorder.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Bipolar Disorder

Our Psychosocial Rehabilitation model provides comprehensive and personalized treatment plans. This includes in-depth assessments, in-home visits, and tailored therapy and coaching, focusing on skill-building for effectively managing the illness.

Bipolar Disorder and Therapy Focus

Individual cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy sessions help clients manage their emotions, reduce tendencies towards self-harm and destructive behaviors, and foster self-acceptance and emotional regulation.

LAT’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program offers intensive, structured care for those with Bipolar Disorder who need more support than traditional outpatient services. PHP includes daily group and individual therapy sessions, medication management, and comprehensive psychiatric assessment. This program is designed for stabilization and transition to lower levels of care.

Transforming Lives with Personalized Care at Life Adjustment Team

Our approach emphasizes one-on-one and group support in an outpatient setting, empowering clients to lead active, stable lives. With over 40 years of experience, the Life Adjustment Team is committed to assisting individuals in managing Bipolar Disorder effectively.

For more information on our innovative Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Partial Hospitalization Programs for Bipolar Disorder and to explore treatment options, contact the Life Adjustment Team. We’re dedicated to providing the support and expertise needed for overcoming the challenges of Bipolar Disorder and achieving lasting mental health and wellness.