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.

Bipolar Disorder

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:

  • Having a lot of energy.
  • Feeling jumpy or wired.
  • Feeling agitated or irritable.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Talking rapidly and covering many subjects at once.
  • Racing thoughts.
  • Engaging in risky behaviors such as reckless spending or sexual activities.

Depressive symptoms are not limited to:

  • Decreased energy levels.
  • Feeling sad or hopeless.
  • Lack of concentration.
  • Constant worry.
  • Lack of enjoyment in activities.
  • Sleeping too much, but still excessively tired.
  • Suicidal thoughts.

How Can Bipolar Disorder Affect Your Life?

``From the outside looking in, it's hard to understand. From the inside looking out, it's hard to explain`` - Unknown

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:

  • Find it difficult to take care of household chores or run errands.
  • Withdraw from family and friends.
  • Cancel social engagements.
  • Lose productivity, which can lead to poor job performance.
  • Experience financial hardship due to reckless spending or job loss.
  • 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

``Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start`` - Nido Qubein

Bipolar disorder is an overwhelming diagnosis, but you can get better. With the right help by your side, you can live your life again. Her House Rehab 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 Her House Rehab at your side, you have somewhere to turn, allowing you to live a full and happy life.

Life After Treatment

By coming into Her House Rehab, 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:

  • Develop a manageable schedule.  This helps you keep a predictable routine and ensure that you aren’t overwhelmed with tasks.
  • Learn techniques to cope with stress, such as exercise, lessening your chances of experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder while improving your overall physical health.
  • Repair relationships with family and friends.
  • 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, Her House Rehab can give you the help you need. Give us a call today!


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