Bipolar disorder is a biological disorder. Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder affects a person’s mood, energy and their day-to-day function.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder in a given year. That is about 2.6% of the U.S. population ages 18 and older. Children and teens can also experience bipolar disorder, however, many are not diagnosed.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer individualized treatment programs for mental health disorders, including treatment for bipolar disorder. In addition, we know and understand the science of chemical dependency with its associated neurological changes and its impact upon the pleasure system, emotions, learning, memory, motivation, and most importantly, the ability to exercise choice. We know and understand the biological and psychological science that support treatments in trauma, emotional disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Below is information relating to bipolar disorder and our treatment programs.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness where a person experiences extreme changes in mood, both mania and depression. These shifts in mood and emotion can vary from multiple times a day to a couple of times a year. Sometimes people with bipolar disorder can experience both mania and depression.
Although bipolar disorder can take on several forms, below are four basic types:
Causes of bipolar disorder can range from genetics to individual brain structure and functioning. In addition, bipolar disorder can run in families. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientists concluded that there is no single cause to bipolar disorder.
As for bipolar disorder symptoms, the main signs include mania, hypomania and depression. People that experience bipolar disorder have intense emotions that disrupt daily activities, sleep and relationships. Below are some of the many symptoms of bipolar disorder.
It’s important to remember that these mood and behavioral episodes are different and more extreme than the moods and behaviors of a typical person.
Treatment for bipolar disorder is a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Medication works as antidepressants and mood stabilizers while therapy provides a person with support and guidance. Because this disorder is a lifelong illness, it’s vital to establish a treatment plan that can last long-term. Without treatment, the symptoms will worsen to a point where a person can no longer function.
At the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers, we offer mental health services and specifically treat those suffering from bipolar disorder. Our services include a PHP Day program, Intensive Outpatient program and general outpatient program. Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Services provides support for patients in finding the right residential care with one of our community partners. Click on each service to learn more about what they entail and how they can help you on a path towards recovery.
In addition, the staff at the Phoenix Recovery Center is passionate about total behavioral health in overcoming addiction. They deeply care about each person who they work with. Often our alumni comment on the profound impact of our staff members in encouraging them on their path to living a fulfilling life. Those who come to The Phoenix Recovery Center can realize a rebirth of their own dreams as they achieve their own sobriety and much, much more. And that makes all the difference.
The Phoenix Difference constitutes a carefully tailored program and recovery experience defined by research. Every effort is directed at supporting outcomes that prepare patients and their families with both the knowledge and applied behaviors to manage mental health disorders and to reclaim a meaningful life.
Furthermore, the Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers are driven by the guiding mission statement: “Empowering individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health disorders, to celebrate life through lasting solutions.” We accomplish the therapeutic and healing experience through a continuum of care that begins with Residential Treatment and traverses across a Day Program, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), to General Outpatient (GOP). Lastly, the continuum of care culminates in a weekly Alumni Support Meeting, which provides a recovery support community to sustain the recovery capital of The Phoenix Alumni.