While depression and anxiety are well-known mental health disorders that affect countless Americans every day, bipolar disorder is not so easily understood. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimated that in 2020, 2.8% of the U.S. population experienced bipolar disorder.
However, a proper diagnosis can often take a while since its symptoms overlap with many other mental health disorders.
Clear Recovery Center offers a virtual bipolar disorder treatment program. Our Virtual IOP allows people from all across California to receive the mental health treatment necessary to inspire change and enrich their lives. Our holistic, comprehensive approach to treatment and flexible telehealth format ensure your care is personalized to your needs.
For more information about our online bipolar disorder treatment, call Clear Recovery Center at 866.680.0969.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Severe episodes of depression
Bouts of mania
- Lack of interest in activities
- A change in eating or sleeping habits
- Thoughts of suicide
- Concentration issues
- Impulsive behavior
These states can alternate intermittently, with each one lasting days, weeks, or months. It is important to note that nothing has to actually cause depression or mania to create a shift in mood; the switch happens due to the mental health disorder.
Bipolar disorder often interferes with relationships and can affect a person’s ability to function at home, work, or school. Our virtual IOP at Clear Recovery Center offers a bipolar disorder treatment program convenient to your schedule.
How Outpatient Bipolar Disorder Treatment Works
Addressing bipolar disorder requires a thorough study of the patient to understand the full extent of their disorder. This requires supervising a person through both depressive and manic episodes or mixed episodes. A mixed episode can trigger suicidal thoughts (depression) that coincide with joy (mania).
Our treatment involves recognizing the full effect of bipolar disorder in our patients. This disorder affects:
Ability to think clearly
Our individualized therapeutic approach means we spend time with the patient to learn everything about their disorder. From there, we develop a plan that includes evidence-based therapies and holistic approaches to treatment. Treatment also means understanding and accepting this is a lifelong condition. At Clear Recovery Center, our experienced and compassionate staff teaches our clients how to manage mood swings and other symptoms of their bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder treatment begins with medication and careful monitoring of medicinal effects. Professional supervision is necessary because medicine does not work for everyone. Proper oversight helps determine whether this is a long-term solution for each patient.
Medications that help with bipolar disorder include:
This stabilizes moods during depressive or manic episodes.
These can be combined with other drugs like Seroquel (quetiapine) or Risperdal (risperidone). These help to treat bipolar disorder symptoms.
These anti-seizure drugs help manage symptoms.
Therapies We Use to Treat Bipolar Disorder in Our Virtual IOP
At Clear Recovery Center, some of our therapy programs used in the treatment of bipolar disorder include:
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
This involves strengthening interpersonal relationships for support. It empowers patients to manage daily life choices.
Our therapy programs for Bipolar Disorder are what set our virtual IOP apart from other outpatient programs. The programs are adapted to suit each patient.
Explore Clear Recovery Center’s Virtual Treatment Program
At Clear Recovery Center, we will determine the best route for your loved one’s path to healing. Our compassionate approach will tackle the full scope of their physical and mental health. Our experienced mental health professionals will devise an individualized treatment plan integrating holistic and evidence-based methodologies.
Call 866.680.0969 today to learn more about our virtual IOP and how we can help with bipolar disorder treatment.