What is Bipolar Disorder?
Do you or does someone you love experience intense mood swings? Super energetic some days, very sad and depressed on other days? Do these moods last for a week or more at a time? Do the changes make it hard to sleep? Focus? Work? Function?
Have you seen any of these symptoms?
- Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
- Decreased sleep; rested after only a few hours of sleep
- More talkative or feeling pressure to keep talking
- Racing thoughts and ideas
- Distractibility; attention easily drawn to unimportant things
- Increased goal-directed activity or psycho-motor agitation
- Excessive involvement in pleasure activities that have high potential for painful consequences (unrestrained shopping, buying, sexual indiscretion, business investment, etc.)
A combination of any of these symptoms may be indicative of Bipolar Disorder, a serious mental illness.
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by manic episodes, high highs in energy and activity, and may then cycle into depressive episodes, or low lows emotionally and energetically. These are not the normal highs and lows or ups and downs that everyone experiences. These mood swings are much more extreme, and begin to interfere with daily living. And it can become very dangerous. Bipolar sufferers may try to hurt themselves or commit suicide.
There’s good news, though. With proper care, people with bipolar disorder can get better and lead healthier, happier and successful lives.
Bipolar Disorder can be a confusing and discouraging challenge for the individual facing it and the people who love them. If you think you or someone you love may be suffering with a bipolar disorder, we want to help.
At Honey Lake Clinic, our experienced staff, licensed therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric specialists understand that effective treatment for bipolar disorder requires a multifaceted, faith-based approach, involving healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
The team at Honey Lake Clinic can guide you to an accurate diagnosis and start you on the path to health. Let us offer hope and provide answers for you.