Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings between mania and depression. These swings can be severe and can interfere with a person's ability to function in daily life. If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, know that you are not alone and that help is available.
Mania: High energy, excessive optimism, minimal need for sleep, increased talkativeness, impulsiveness, and poor judgment.
Depression: Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyable.
These swings can be severe and can last for days, weeks, or even months.
The exact cause of bipolar disorder is not known, but it is thought to be a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors.
Trauma, such as abuse or loss, can also trigger bipolar disorder.
The most effective treatment for bipolar disorder is a combination of therapy and medication.
Medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics can help to balance the chemicals in your brain that affect mood and reduce symptoms of mania and depression.
Therapy can help you identify the underlying causes of your bipolar disorder and teach you coping skills to manage your symptoms.
It is important to work with a mental health professional to find the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists specialize in helping individuals with bipolar disorder.
Book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health. We are here to support you and provide the tools and resources you need to manage your bipolar disorder and improve your overall well-being.