In any given year about 2.6% of the U.S. population experiences a bipolar episode. In addition, approximately 4% of the population will be diagnosed with bipolar in their lifetime. Bipolar disorder is categorized as a mood disorder marked by mood swings from extreme highs to extreme lows. The most common forms of Bipolar Disorder are Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Cyclothymic Disorder. The primary difference between these types of Bipolar Disorder is the intensity of episodes of depression or mania.
Bipolar tends to run in families and can be a debilitating illness if left untreated. Fortunately help is available. A combination of psychotherapy and medication management can be very useful in helping a person with Bipolar live a normal productive life.
- Medication Management – The most common categories of medications that tend to be used to treat Bipolar Disorder are:
- Mood Stabilizers
- Anti-Anxiety Medications
- Psychotherapy – Psychotherapy can help an individual with Bipolar Disorder develop the coping skills they need to manage their illness and live more productive lives. Some of the more common types of therapy are:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Supportive Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Therapy
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, New Dimensions can help.
Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
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