Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Mood Disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness. It is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, including the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. It is characterized by intense emotional states that occur in distinct periods known as “mood episodes.”

Symptoms and Behavior Change

Behavior change symptoms include:

  • Racing thoughts or speech
  • Being easily distracted
  • Increasing goal-oriented activities, such as taking on new projects
  • Being restless
  • Having an unrealistic belief in one’s abilities
  • Sleeping little
  • Taking part in high-risk behaviors, such as spending sprees as well as impulsive sex or business investments
  • Depressive Episode
  • Feeling tired
  • Having problems concentrating or making decisions
  • Being restless or irritable
  • Changing eating, sleeping, or other habits
  • Thinking of death or attempting suicide

There are two primary episodes a person may experience:

  1. Manic episode
  2. Mood change

Manic episode symptoms include:

  • A long period of feeling overly happy or outgoing
  • An extremely irritable mood or feeling “wired”

Mood change symptoms include:

  • A long period of feeling worried or empty
  • Loss of interest in activities one once enjoyed

Some people may experience a combination of these symptoms, which leads to a mixed state episode. For most people, these symptoms are severe, disruptive which can lead to damaged relationships with friends and family, poor job or school performance, as well as suicide.

Treatments For Bipolar Mood Disorder

After proper diagnosis, most treatment will include a combination of psychotherapy with medication.

  • Psychotherapy treatment may include any combination of:
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Family Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Psycho Education

Medication is required, typically the first choice in medication will be some type of mood-stabilizing prescription, but doctors may also recommend antidepressants or atypical antipsychotic medications. These options offer a full understanding of this condition, coping methods, including interaction tips for both the effected person and his or her family.

Don’t Wait to Get Treatment

Bipolar mood disorder is a lifelong illness. Without treatment most people will experience symptoms that continually worsen and occur more frequently.

Treatment available in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.

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The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.

More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Weekend Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer weekend sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

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