Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that affects millions of Americans, including both children and adults. Some adults that currently experience bipolar disorder symptoms were not diagnosed as children even if they may have experienced symptoms. The Rose Hill Center’s caring staff understands the complex nature of bipolar disorder. We also know how to help clients start a path through individualized assessment and treatment. Call our team today at 866.367.0220 to learn more.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that potentially causes significant shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to think clearly. Individuals with bipolar disorder sometimes experience high moods or low moods, which may change rapidly. These mood swings, known as mania and depression, are different than the typical highs and lows that people typically experience due to life’s challenges and triumphs. Instead of going away, the mood swings occur, even when there is not a reason, such as job loss, relationship issues, or the death of a loved one.
The professional team at the Rose Hill Center understands the complex nature of bipolar disorder. We help guide clients through their residential treatment service, which allows them to regain self-esteem, independence, and stability.
One of the first steps to understanding how bipolar disorder may affect you is to learn the symptoms of the disorder.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
There are a variety of symptoms of bipolar disorder, which are not always the same for each person. The symptoms may vary from time to time in the same individual, which may seem confusing, and feeling that no one understands. The experienced Rose Hill Center team can help you learn about and understand bipolar disorder symptoms and how they may affect you.
Some symptoms of bipolar disorder include:
- Distinct manic state or distinct depressed state
- Intense emotions
- Sleep disturbances
- Rapid thoughts or speech
The symptoms may vary from one person to another individual that experiences bipolar disorder. The unpredictable nature of the disorder is one reason why the Rose Hill Center treatment staff takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treating bipolar disorder.
Treating Bipolar Disorder
Treating bipolar disorder is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, it requires a comprehensive, individualized assessment. It is essential to understand that your bipolar treatment needs and treatment plan are not necessarily the same as those of another person.
The treatment plan helps clients learn how to manage bipolar symptoms and prevent complications. Improving coping skills is a crucial component of treating bipolar disorder. Lifestyle management is another vital component that individuals learn about when they engage in their individualized treatment at Rose Hill Center.
There are a variety of helpful therapies that may help individuals with bipolar disorder learn to live a fulfilling, productive life without letting their symptoms be in control of day-to-day life. The multiple levels of care available can effectively help individuals achieve their goals of managing their symptoms.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a practical approach that focuses on identifying specific life challenges and learning how to cope with them. On the other hand, dialectical behavior therapy addresses emotional regulation and teaches the individual how to increase their tolerance to distress. Individuals with bipolar disorder learn to focus on the present and not the past or the future through mindfulness promotion.
Learn More About Bipolar Disorder and Treatment Options
Do you or a loved one need treatment for bipolar disorder? The compassionate staff at the Rose Hill Center are here for you. Reach out right now by contacting us today at 866.367.0220. Discover new ways to live a more productive lifestyle without letting your symptoms control your life. Call us right now.