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Bipolar Mood Disorder

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Bipolar Mood Disorder has changed from earlier studies, as we now understand mood swings alone are not enough for a formal diagnosis.  There are two types of bipolar mood disorder, and each is treated with individual therapy, group therapy and pharmacotherapeutic intervention. Finding the right medication, while working on the issues  surrounding the disorder are important for sustained recovery.

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Bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar?

Unlike some other mental disorders, bipolar disorder doesn’t typically appear until the teen or early adult years. Symptoms of bipolar disorder often manifest in either a depressive or manic episode or state. Bipolar disorder treatment at Celadon Recovery in Florida can help people overcome and manage their symptoms in a healthy manner.

Often depressive episodes can be characterized as “down” times, and individuals often have memory issues, trouble concentrating, suicidal thoughts, and lethargic episodes.  Bipolar mood disorder has a treatment course specific to types of episodes and type of Bipolar, noting Type I and/or Type II.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Fort Myers

Once those with bipolar disorder are diagnosed, they typically need a lifelong treatment program to manage symptoms and improve health. Those with bipolar disorder may suffer from addiction to alcohol or drugs in an attempt to regulate their mood with substances. This behavior will require additional therapy and support to improve their mental health.

The primary treatment(s) for bipolar disorder are prescription medication and intensive therapy. Most times, it’s a combination both modalities that is most effective. However, medication is typically introduced immediately for patient stabilization. This approach makes the talk therapy more productive as symptom relief is achieved.

Primary medications used to treat bipolar disorder include:

  • Mood stabilizers  
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety

Behavioral health therapies for bipolar include:

  • Mindful Cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) The emphasis is identifying unhealthy, negative beliefs and actions and changing them with healthy, positive ones. MCBT teaches effective tactics to manage stress and to cope with difficult situations.
  • Bipolar Education Knowledge is power and learning about bipolar disorder can help you and your family understand this condition. The ability to recognize symptoms helps the patient and loved ones to be more proactive in seeking treatment and adhering to treatment course.
  • Family Therapy Family support and communication is important and cannot be overstated. Conditions like bipolar can feel isolating and stigmatizing. Strong family involvement provides in valuable support and assures patient they are not alone.

Get Bipolar Disorder Help Today

If you’re looking for bipolar disorder treatment in Florida, the Celadon Recovery Campus may be the center for you. The facility uses different treatments and techniques to help patients live the best life possible with their diagnoses and improve mental, physical, and emotional health. Call us today at 239-266-2141 for a confidential assessment.