Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness in which you suffer dramatic mood swings. You may experience extreme highs, or “mania,” where you are energized and happy which can last for weeks and even months, followed by a similar period of extreme lows, “depression,” where you feel sad and hopeless. There may even be periods of normalcy in between. This disorder tends to develop in your late teens or early adulthood and can go undiagnosed for years.
What are the Signs of Bipolar Disorder?
With Bipolar disorder, you experience very intense emotions and mood swings. Your activity levels and sleep patterns are also affected. There are different signs of both mania and depression. Manic symptoms include:
- Trouble sleeping.
- Engaging in risky behaviors such as reckless spending or sexual activities.
Depressive symptoms are not limited to:
- Constant worry.
- Suicidal thoughts.
How Can Bipolar Disorder Affect Your Life?
This illness can have an effect on your health and your personal life. Both can be put in jeopardy. Especially during the manic periods, decision-making is impaired in the patient. It could potentially lead to substance abuse, which has its own set of health effects.
Your personal life can be significantly impacted as well. Bipolar disorder can affect every aspect of it from your home life to your work life to your social life. You may:
- Suffer marital problems.
Without diagnosis and help, bipolar disorder could worsen over time, leading to more significant impacts on your life.
Getting Better Is Possible
Bipolar disorder is an overwhelming diagnosis, but you can get better. With the right help by your side, you can live your life again. New Creation Treatment can offer you a safe environment with trained professionals to assist you in whatever aspect you need, even if it’s simply needing someone to talk to. It is important to know that even after you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and are receiving treatment, there may still be times when you experience drastic mood swings. Don’t get discouraged. With New Creation Treatment at your side, you have somewhere to turn, allowing you to live a full and happy life.
Life After Treatment
By coming into New Creation Treatment, you are taking the first step in regaining control over your life. You are saying that your bipolar disorder is no longer in charge. You are giving yourself the opportunity to improve your health and your personal life. You can:
- Make new friends.
Bipolar disorder can be a crippling illness, causing you to experience such severe mood swings that every aspect of your life is affected. If you have been diagnosed and need somewhere to turn, or suspect that you may have the illness, New Creation Treatment can give you the help you need. Give us a call today!