Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by fluctuation in moods that impact different areas of life. According to the National Alliance For Mentally Ill, approximately 7 million people in the United States are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Often times, people seek treatment after the symptoms adversely impact their functioning. The good news is there are effective treatments for those with Bipolar Disorder. At Associates in Psychotherapy, our team of therapists are trained to assess and treat this condition. Our team also recognizes that coordination of care in importance with this mood disorder and we help connect our clients with reputable and trustworthy colleagues for medications, outpatient programming if higher level of care is warranted, and community support.

Common symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorder:

  • Manic or hypomanic episodes
  • High energy or euphoria
  • Reduced need for sleep
  • Loss of touch with reality
  • Racing thoughts
  • Impulsivity
  • Inflated sense of self
  • Depressive episodes
  • Low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Suicidal thoughts

Healing The Hurt

Bipolar and other mental health conditions often affect one's relationships. In PsychCentral, Dr. Barbara Bachmeier writes about common relational issues when struggling with Bipolar Disorder. Here is a link to the article:...

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