Millions of people suffer from mental illness every day, and not getting the right kind of treatment can make even average day-to-day tasks difficult. Of the many different possible mental illnesses, one of the most common is bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, many people every year go without proper diagnosis or treatment. No one should have to struggle with a mental illness like bipolar disorder without the proper treatment and medication. That’s why Starbridge Recovery is here to help. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with or are exhibiting signs of bipolar disorder, contact us to learn more about our luxury Studio City rehab center.
At Starbridge Recovery, we treat several mental disorders that often coincide with addiction, and we understand the struggle to get help. Our services are designed to get to the root cause of the problem and develop treatments and strategies to help identify the triggers that can occur, and give the client the tools to deal with their disorder and be able to function in normal day-to-day life.
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Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by extreme mood swings. When a person has bipolar disorder, they shift from feelings of extreme depression to extreme mania. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, but can be managed with treatment and medication. Most people with the disorder experience multiple episodes per year and may experience mild mood symptoms in between episodes, though some people do not experience any symptoms until an episode onsets.
When a person experiences an episode, they can quickly shift from feelings of extreme sadness, loneliness, or loss of interest in things they once enjoyed (extreme lows) to feelings of euphoria, extreme energy, and even outbursts of rage or anger (extreme highs). These feelings are often uncontrollable and may last for long periods when they occur.
There are multiple types of bipolar disorder, including those that include manic episodes and those that don’t as well as episodes of cyclic mania and depression as well as potentially other types of bipolar disorder that medications and other issues can cause.
They can be difficult for the person suffering from bipolar disorder and those around them, and when combined with a drug or alcohol addiction, they can create extreme health issues.
Starbridge Recovery is here to help those with co-occurring disorders to overcome their addiction and manage their bipolar disorder through caring and compassionate treatment.
RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
What Are the Signs of Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in young adults. It can sometimes be difficult to tell if someone has the disorder if they were not previously diagnosed, as the signs and symptoms of the disorder can also mimic other mental health issues and even some symptoms of withdrawal associated with alcohol or drug use.
One of the signs that a person may have bipolar disorder is by noticing drastic changes in their mood that may be signaling an episode. It’s a good idea to look for signs of depression, such as loss of interest in pleasurable activities, irritability, sadness, or emptiness, as well as physical signs, such as weight loss, fatigue, and slowed behavior. In extreme cases, there may be suicidal ideation as well.
There are also signs that accompany manic episodes to look out for, such as being abnormally hyperactive or energetic, easily distracted, excessively talkative, or lacking a need for sleep. They may also feel overly self-confident or anxious to do things that may otherwise be unsafe or make poor choices.
It’s also important to remember that these moods and episodes are typically cyclical, meaning after a person experiences one, such as a manic episode, they are likely to become depressed afterward. They are often unaware of the disruption that these episodes can cause, which is why bipolar disorder can sometimes remain undiagnosed or untreated.
Bipolar disorder is one type of mental disorder with a genetic component, meaning that the risk of developing the disorder can be passed down through genetic traits.
If you suspect a loved one may have bipolar disorder, contact Starbridge Recovery to learn more about our inpatient rehab in Los Angeles.
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What Treatment is Used For Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition; however, it can be managed and treated by trained medical staff. There is not one specific type of treatment for bipolar disorder, but a combination of medication, counseling, day treatment programs, and continual maintenance can help make the condition tolerable and even allow people with the disorder to live a normal life.
The way that treatment works is by using medications to manage the chemical reactions in the brain that can lead to mood swings while also using counseling to manage the reactions of the person, including how to avoid depression and mania, as well as learning about causes and triggers that lead to the episodes. The better these factors are understood, the easier it is to manage the disorder and keep the number of episodes low.
Starbridge Recovery has a dedicated medical staff that is here to help treat your loved one’s addiction and bipolar disorder to help them get back to a normal life.
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Starbridge Provides Dual Diagnosis Treatment For Bipolar Disorder
If you’re looking for bipolar rehab in Studio City, then Starbridge Recovery is the place to go. We offer dual diagnosis treatment for bipolar disorder as part of our alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs.
Dual diagnosis treatment refers to the treatment of co-occurring disorders. That means treating a person who has both an addiction to drugs or alcohol and a mental illness at the same time. This type of treatment is vital because it is impossible to solve either problem without treating both conditions simultaneously.
We work with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan to find the individual causes of the addiction and bipolar disorder to better treat them. We use a combination of therapy and medication to treat bipolar disorder and give the client the coping skills they need to deal with their disorder while also living a normal and productive life.
If you or a loved one has a co-occurring disorder that includes bipolar disorder and needs dual diagnosis treatment, now is the time to contact us here at Starbridge Recovery and get the help you need with our luxury treatment center in Los Angeles.
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