Bipolar disorder is a neurological brain condition that causes extreme mood swings, including emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression).
During episodes of mania, you may feel unusually energetic and upbeat. You may talk excessively and have a hard time staying still. You might also be prone to making impulsive decisions or taking risks.
Depressive episodes cause prolonged feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and sadness. You may experience sleeping issues, difficulties concentrating, and chronic fatigue. Some people may also have thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
The underlying cause of bipolar disorder isn’t well understood, but your genetic makeup may play a role. You’re more likely to have bipolar disorder if you have a close relative with the condition, if you experience a traumatic event, or if you abuse drugs or alcohol.
Because people with bipolar disorder may not recognize the severity of their symptoms, loved ones may be the first to point out concerns about their emotional stability. If someone is telling you that your behaviors seem unusual, consider scheduling a diagnostic evaluation at The Marcann Group.
The team also recommends seeking treatment for bipolar disorder if you have mood swings you can’t control or if your symptoms disrupt the quality of your life.
They offer diagnostic evaluations on-site and through an online platform to determine your symptoms relate to bipolar disorder and not another condition. Based on the results of your evaluation, the team creates a treatment plan to help you better manage your moods and improve your quality of life.
Treatment for bipolar disorder typically involves a combination of psychological therapy and medications.
Psychotherapy helps you recognize the negative impact bipolar disorder has on your life and gives you the tools to better cope with your moods.
Many people with bipolar disorder need to take medications to stabilize their moods. You should continue taking your medications, even when you’re feeling better, to prevent the return of manic symptoms or depression.
TMS is a noninvasive treatment for depression that uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in your brain. The stimulation helps active regions of your brain that control your mood to relieve persistent depression symptoms.
While bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, The Marcann Group team can help you manage it effectively to maintain your independence.
Call The Marcann Group office nearest to you today to schedule a bipolar disorder consultation or book an appointment online.