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Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

If you are suffering from a mood disorder known as bipolar disorder, mental health and wellness therapy can be utilized to effectively treat the extreme symptoms. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic and severe shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to think clearly throughout daily activities. Individuals with this disorder experience heightened high and low moods known as mania and depression for a specific period of time. Bipolar disorder can be treated and if left alone, the disorder can worsen over time. Proper treatment includes unique therapies, medication, and a healthier lifestyle to allow for people to live well with the condition. Counseling of Southwest Florida offers tailored therapeutic programs for mental illnesses and we can help you re-gain a normal and healthy lifestyle.

Common Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms and severity of this disease greatly varies depending on the person; someone can experience mania or depression for an extended amount of time, or even go years without experiencing any symptoms. Extreme bipolar episodes of mania or depression may include hallucinations or delusions.

Mania

To be properly diagnosed with bipolar disorder, one must have experienced at least one episode of mania before. During this “high”, a person’s mood can become rapidly more irritable and their behavior can become more unpredictable. Mania can also be associated with frequent impulsive behavior and reckless decision making.

Depression

The other extreme symptoms of bipolar disorder include a heavy depression. The lows are often so debilitating that everyday activities and relationships are severely affected. Individuals experiencing a depressive state have difficulty falling or staying asleep while others can sleep far more than usual. Every decision becomes overwhelming and emotional during a depressive episode. The guilt and helplessness can lead to suicidal thoughts.

There is not one single cause to this disorder, and scientists believe that there are many contributing factors such as genetics, unusual stress, and brain structure and function that account for bipolar disorder. While the symptoms of bipolar disorder can greatly affect someone’s life, there are therapeutic methods that can allow individuals to function and live a happy life.

Bipolar Therapy

At CWSFL, we provide unique services designed to effectively treat bipolar disorder. With a variety of individual, group, and family focused bipolar therapy options to choose from there is sure to be a therapeutic program that is right for any individual. Family therapy sessions as well as Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder are considered to be especially effective therapeutic treatments.

At our addiction and mental health counseling center, we properly assess and evaluate each individual before creating a unique therapy program that will effectively minimize the negative effects a mental illness can have on an individual. We provide different therapeutic approaches for a wide range of disorders and if you are looking for more information, contact us. It’s never too late to re-gain control over your life and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.