The good news is that you haven’t gone mad. The other good news, is that with properly medication management, you can learn how to leverage the positive symptoms of bipolar disorder to your advantage, while regulating/diminishing the negative ones.
Formerly called ‘Manic Depression,’ Bipolar Disorder causes extreme mood swings that cycle, relatively quickly, without precipitation from euphoria (manic/hypomanic episodes) to feeling hopeless and depressed.
You may feel euphoric and full of energy one moment then despondent the next. Significant changes in sleep patterns; energy and activity accompany these mood swings.
The goal of treatment is to capture/preserve the positive feelings of empowerment and self-confidence while mitigating negative feelings of depression and the fast cycling in between.
We all have our ups and downs, but with bipolar disorder, these peaks and valleys are more severe and pronounced.
As you know, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can disrupt your daily life, your career and your relationships.
You can alter this trajectory by seeking and receiving quality treatment.
If you’re compliant with your meds and consistent with your med-management check-ins, you’ll soon experience a regulation of your feelings. Therapy is also an important component of treatment.
I offer both psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in conjunction with medication management.
In general therapy focuses on improving a patient’s understanding of their own situation, thoughts, and behavior or their relationships with others.
As a seasoned provider who has helped literally thousand of patients like you get well, I’m sensitive to the emotional support required throughout this process and avail myself to patients via text, phone and email; I’m here when you need me.
Treatment will give you back your life, your career and your relationships.
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