What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Poor performance in school and at work
What is Bipolar II Disorder?
What is Cyclothymic Disorder?
How Common is Bipolar Disorder?
What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
There is no one answer to this question as the causes of bipolar disorder are likely multifaceted. However, some experts believe that bipolar disorder is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Additionally, it is believed that changes in brain function may also play a role in the development of bipolar disorder. While the exact cause of bipolar disorder is still unknown, research into this area continues in hopes of finding a definitive answer.
Is There An Online Bipolar Test?
We offer an easy bipolar disorder test online to help you understand if you have symptoms of bipolar spectrum disorders, but you should keep in mind that bipolar disorder can only diagnosed by a mental health professional or doctor. It must be ruled out from other psychiatric disorders first too, because bipolar symptoms are often similar to symptoms of other mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression.
How Is Bipolar Disorder Diagnosed?
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include the following:
High and Low Moods
How Do You Treat Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorders are a lifelong condition, because of this bipolar is treated by managing your symptoms. Depending on your specific needs, bipolar disorder treatment options may include the following: Medication: Generally you will need to start taking medications right away in order to help balance your moods. Common medications to treat bipolar disorder include mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants. Ongoing Treatment: Bipolar disorder involves lifelong treatment with medication, even during stages where you’re feeling better. Day Programs: Many doctors recommend day treatment programs for their patients, in order to provide support and counseling while you’re working to control your symptoms. Substance Abuse Treatment: A lot of those suffering from bipolar disorder will attempt to self medicate. If you’re having problems with drugs or alcohol you’ll also want to look into substance abuse treatment as well. Social Rhythm Therapy: A type of psychotherapy used to help stabilize the circadian rhythms in your life. Stabilizing these rhythms can greatly improve your sleep habits and reduce stress, two factors that are known to negatively impact those with bipolar disorder. Family Therapy: Family therapy can be a great way for you and your family members to learn about bipolar disorder and how to best support you. It can also help reduce stress in the family unit. Talk Therapy: Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a great way for those with bipolar disorder to learn coping skills and manage their symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often used to help people with bipolar disorder learn how to manage their symptoms. Self-Care: Managing stress levels, getting enough sleep, and eating a balanced diet are all important ways to help keep your bipolar disorder under control. The key to living a normal life and well being is in your hands. It is very important to find a treatment plan that works for you. There are many options out there and it can be hard to decide what will work best for you. Mindflow Recovery offers online therapy and treatment so you can get the help you need from the comfort of your home. Please give us a call at 833-957-2690 to get started today!