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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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bipolar disorder treatment programWhile 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?

For those familiar with bipolar disorder, there are two main ways it presents in individuals:

Severe episodes of depression

Bouts of mania

Depression

Depression is familiar to most people since almost everyone has experienced it. For those struggling with bipolar disorder, depression manifests as despondency, lethargy, and hopelessness. Other symptoms can include:
  • Lack of interest in activities
  • A change in eating or sleeping habits
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Concentration issues

Mania

Mania is most likely not familiar to most people, unlike depression. Mania is characterized by high energy, excitement, and euphoria over a sustained period of time. It’s an extreme change in mood and cognition that can lead to impulsive actions and risk-taking behaviors. It is more than being fidgety or hyperactive–mania affects decision-making and behavior, sometimes to the detriment of the one who has bipolar disorder. Symptoms of mania include:
  • Irritability
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Over-alertness
  • Restlessness
  • Distractibility

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:

Energy level

Sleep

Behavior

Judgment

Activity

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:

Lithium:

This stabilizes moods during depressive or manic episodes.

Atypical Antipsychotics:

These can be combined with other drugs like Seroquel (quetiapine) or Risperdal (risperidone). These help to treat bipolar disorder symptoms.

Anticonvulsants:

These anti-seizure drugs help manage symptoms.

Medication is used in accompaniment with behavioral therapy. Many people with bipolar disorder need individualized therapy. This helps them understand and accept bipolar disorder.

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:

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

This removes adverse choices and behaviors. The aim is to decrease negative thoughts that lead to bipolar episodes.

Psychoeducation

This provides full education on the disorder and treatment options. It empowers the individual to recognize changes in behavior and take steps to manage them.

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.