Bipolar Disorder Therapy
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is considered a mental health disorder in which an individual’s mood can change drastically between extreme highs and lows. These mood shifts can often be followed by periods of mania or depression, ultimately changing the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions of the individual.
It is important to note the different types of bipolar disorder that exist:
● Bipolar 1: Individuals in this category have experienced at minimum one manic episode in their lives. During this episode, they may have encountered a break in their reality, known as psychosis.
● Bipolar 2: Individuals that fall into this category have only gone through the emotional highs and lows, but have not undergone a manic episode. The time between these mood swings can range anywhere from a few hours at a time, but it is crucial to know the signs of someone who is struggling with a Bipolar episode. From the outside perspective, it may seem like the individual is acting out of character and irrationally. However, there are often signs that can be observed if an individual is going through a mood shift:
● Lack of attention in important matters, difficulty maintaining tasks and organization
● Demonstrating “wired” levels of energy; cannot sit still, increased anxiety, and jitters
● Absence of interest in hobbies, physical activities, and occupations
● Immense feelings of guilt, hopelessness, anger, irritability, and worthlessness
● An extreme change in eating and sleeping patterns, resulting in increased erratic behaviors
● Suicidal thoughts, ideation, or attempts
How Can Specialized Therapy Help Me?
Therapy for those with Bipolar Disorder can be difficult to come across. That is why our practice strives to provide trained mental health professionals both understand individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder while also taking into account how their diagnosis affects their everyday lives. During these therapy sessions, an individual will learn how to manage their emotions, mood swings, and Bipolar Disorder while remaining their most authentic self. We do not want to villainize anyone who behaves irrationally due to their Bipolar Disorder. Instead, we want to help them find the resources necessary for understanding what triggered their mood swing, how they can effectively communicate that their mood has changed, and how to move forward once they have confronted their behaviors.
Therapy That Works For You
Bipolar Disorder is already a widely misunderstood and misrepresented mental health disorder.
From the media portraying it as only manic episodes and monumental consequences to the
misinformation that spreads quickly online. This is why working with someone specifically
trained to comprehend and work with Bipolar Disorder is key to living the life you were meant to
live. If you or a loved one is struggling with their diagnosis and need a new start, please feel free
to reach out to our practice. We will work side by side to understand and overcome any