What We Treat > Bipolar Disorder
Manic Depression | Bipolar Affective Disorder – extreme mood changes.
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Bipolar disorder has the same characteristics as depression but is also characterized by periods of time when the person feels elated, energized, grandiose, or irritable in between periods of low mood, sadness and lack of energy.
Because people are more likely to come for treatment when depressed, a careful medical history must be undertaken in order to identify the pattern as bipolar, as the treatments for the different mood disorders can differ.
Our talented team of psychiatrists and therapists use a collaborative approach for patients with bipolar disorder that results in successful treatment and positive outcomes.
Bipolar Disorder is often misdiagnosed.
Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed and the disorder is not correctly treated. This is an example of why it is important to find professional help in dealing with bipolar disorder. Our experienced clinical team can help determine the accurate mental disorder diagnosis and implement the proper pharmacological and behavioural treatments.
Recovery from, or learning to manage, bipolar disorder is more successful when underlying causes and environmental factors are addressed at the same time as the presenting symptoms and problems are treated.
You’ll receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation to accurately identify symptoms and ensure the proper diagnosis. We determine the optimal mix of treatment for your symptoms and health history, and incorporate state-of-the-art treatment protocols to help you recover and maintain a stable, productive life.
Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms
Bipolar Disorder often include symptoms such as the following:
- long period of feeling “high” – an overly elated, happy, and outgoing mood
- feeling extremely irritable
- being easily distracted, having racing thoughts, talking very fast
- jumping from one thought to another when talking
- taking on a lot of new projects
- restlessness, boundless energy
- sleeping very little, not feeling tired
- unrealistically believing you can do something
- engaging in impulsive, pleasurable, and high-risk behaviours
- inflated self-esteem, feelings of grandiosity
- high sex drive
- making grand and unattainable plans
- detachment from reality – psychosis that may include delusions or hallucinations