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Bipolar Disorder

has effected many people in recent years. DIG is known as a trusted resource in the industry of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. Call today to speak with a Therapist / Life Coach: 855-222-1101. A good Therapist can be a very important part of a daily reprieve from the debilitating symptoms of this condition.

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Bipolar disorder is a biological-based illness that causes people who suffer from it to vulnerable to emotional and physical stress factors. It is not the fault of the person who has the Bipolar Disorder or any of his or her family members. Make no mistake about this. People with Bipolar Disorder are born with it. There is no cure for this disorder but severe symptoms can be managed with medication.

During the onset of a bipolar episode, a person, male or female will experience changes in mood, concentration, sexual interest, energy, sleep or self-esteem. Some people will begin depressing differently or neglect normal grooming patterns. When your loved one gets to the point where he or she is not able to manage symptoms any longer, call us so we can help you to find a Therapist to make life easier: 855-222-1101

Is your loved one suffering? You can help!

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Family members of a person with Biploar Disorder can help a person by learning the symptoms associated with the disorder and reminding the person to take the medication as prescribed.

  • When a person is in the middle of an episode, it is typical for the person to refuse any help from loved ones, so do not take it personally. This is a huge part to remember as having a reaction will only worsen the condition of the person in question.
  • Try to learn the difference between a good day and a “manic” episode. If you pay attention closely to your loved one, you will soon be able to tell when a bad day has turned into a severe mood swing. Knowing the difference and being able to recognize it is the key to helping the person manage the symptoms.
  • When a person is recovering from an episode, do not expect much from that person. The key is to do things with the person instead of for him or her.
  • Take the warning sign of suicide very carefully. Seek proper medical help for sure. If a person talks of “winding up his affairs”, or has increased talk of feelings of despair, take it very seriously.

Even if your loved one seems okay, Bipolar Disorder is difficult to manage alone. We can help. Call today and get one of our Therapists to begin working with your loved one as a Life Coach: 855-222-1101

Bipolar Disorder – The Basics

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Bipolar Disorder is a treatable illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought processes, energy and behavior. Bipolar disease is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles” or opposites-mania (highs) and depression (lows). The change in mood can last for hours, days, weeks or even months. Each person is different. You can not compare one person’s cyclic episodes to another person’s cyclic episodes. The symptoms from each person may appear differently but the length of time the highs and lows last will vary greatly.

Who Bipolar Disorder effects

Bipolar disorder effects more than than 5.7 million adult Americans and that number is growing each year as more Americans become officially diagnosed. The disorder typically begins in the late stages of adolescence, often appearing as depression during a person’s teen years, although in some cases it can begin in early childhood or later in life. Psychiatrists have very specific tests they use with today’s technology to correctly diagnose the specific type of Bipolar Disorder which we will explain below.

What are the types of Bipolar Disorder?

Different types of Bipolar Disorder are basically determined by certain patterns and the severity of high and low symptoms. We explain those below.

Bipolar I Disorder is characterized by one or more manic episodes that will last at least a week or even require hospitalization in some cases. Episodes of depression and hypomania may also occur, along with mixed states (when symptoms of depression and mania or hypomania are present together). Behavior during mania episodes can lead to severe financial, family and/or social disruption.

Bipolar II Disorder is characterized by one or more depressive episodes accompanied by at least one (1) hypomanic episode. Hypomanic episodes have symptoms similar to manic episodes but are less extreme and do have last as long. However, the person’s behavior is clearly different from the normal to observers who know the person well.

Cyclothymic Disorder is characterized by chronic mood fluctuations that do not reach the level of full manic or depressive episode. However, symptoms can cause significant distress in personal relationships, work or school, and other areas of life when they occur.