BIPOLAR DISORDER

 

Bipolar Disorder is a Mood Disorder which involves severe fluctuations in mood. This condition characteristically involves cycles of depression and Mania (elation) or Hypo-Mania.  The depressive episode usually lasts longer than the manic or hypo-manic episodes.  

 

There are different features of Bipolar Disorder. A licensed therapist will assess your symptoms and talk with you to ascertain an accurate diagnosis.  Together, you and your therapist will develop a working treatment plan to address your identified problem and needs.

 

Bipolar Depressive Symptoms Include:

 

  • Depressed mood most of the day; feeling sad or empty, tearful

  • Significant loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable

  • Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain; decrease or increase in appetite

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

  • Agitation; or slowing down of thoughts and reduction of physical movements

  • Fatigue or loss of energy

  • Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt

  • Poor concentration or having difficulty making decisions

  • Thinking about death or suicide

 

OR

 

Bipolar Hypo-Manic Symptoms Include:

 

  • Racing thoughts

  • Inability to focus

  • Hyper-vigilance

  • Hyper-verbal (excessive need to talk)

  • Hyper-sexual desires

  • Risk-taking behaviors (i.e. skydiving, speeding, stealing, substance abuse)

  • Insomnia

  • Excessive spending and/or substance abuse

  • Feeling of exhilaration/elation/feeling invincible

 

OR

 

Bipolar Manic Symptoms Include:

 

  • Paranoia/delusions

  • Hallucinations/delusions of grandeur

  • Severe Agitation/aggression

  • Rage

  • Impulsivity

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