Bipolar Disorder

When your highs are too high, and your lows are too low, we can help.

Our approach to bipolar disorder care

When bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, upends your life, it’s often challenging to experience joy or fulfill your responsibilities. You’re not alone, and we’re here to support you.

From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, our expert team will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that effectively manages your condition and enables you to live life to the fullest.

Since bipolar disorder is a chronic condition, treatment is usually long-term. You should expect regular monitoring and occasional adjustments to your treatment plan. That’s why it's crucial to work closely with our mental health professionals to manage your condition effectively.

Signs and symptoms

Bipolar disorder can be challenging to identify, as its symptoms may appear as separate issues. Some individuals may experience symptoms for years before receiving an accurate diagnosis.

Common symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

  • manic episodes:
    • elevated mood or irritability
    • increased energy and activity
    • racing thoughts and rapid speech
    • impulsive behavior and poor judgment
    • decreased need for sleep
  • depressive episodes:
    • persistent sadness or anxiety
    • loss of interest or pleasure in activities
    • fatigue or loss of energy
    • changes in sleep patterns (insomnia or hypersomnia)
    • feelings of worthlessness or guilt
    • difficulty concentrating or making decisions
    • suicidal thoughts

When to seek care

If you’re experiencing persistent mood swings, including periods of mania and depression, it is crucial to seek professional help.

Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life. While bipolar disorder can be challenging to live with, with the right treatment, it’s possible to live a full and productive life.

Reach out to your doctor or mental health professional to discuss your symptoms and get the support you need. Remember, you’re not alone, and there is hope.

Steps to diagnosing bipolar disorder

Our approach to treating bipolar disorder is centered around you. We’ll work together to understand your unique symptoms and risks, and to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

  • medication: Various medications are used to treat bipolar disorder, including mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and antidepressants. Your doctor will work with you to find the most suitable medication or combination of medications that effectively manage your symptoms.
  • psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy can help you learn effective strategies for managing your symptoms and coping with the challenges of bipolar disorder. Different types of psychotherapy are available, and your therapist will help you select one that best suits your needs.
  • lifestyle management: Several lifestyle modifications can help you manage your bipolar disorder, such as regular exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and avoiding alcohol and drugs. Your doctor or therapist can help you develop a lifestyle plan that supports your well-being.

Experienced care team

Our team includes highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers and other professionals dedicated to providing high-quality mental health care.

Thorough diagnosis

Our providers rely on a combination of clinical assessments, mood charts and medical tests to make sure you get an accurate diagnosis.

Individualized treatment plans

We tailor our treatment plans to your specific needs and concerns. They may include medication management and therapeutic interventions ranging from cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoeducation to interpersonal and social rhythm therapies.