Many addicted individuals with bipolar disorder I and II respond positively to a variety of psychotherapy. NPAC clients who attend in therapy for bipolar disorder receive an in-depth education about their illness and what they can do to manage the mental disorder once they leave dual diagnosis addiction treatment.
Medication is typically recommended by the staff physician for treating bipolar disorder symptoms. Most prescription medications work to balance neuro signals in the brain that may be out of sync. It’s common for patients at NPAC to try out different medicines before deciding on one that seems to work best.
NPAC provides patients who are working to overcome bipolar disorder with individualized treatment plans. Our mental health team of professionals understand that what may work for one addict may not be nearly as effective on another. We want to help our clients overcome the challenges of negative perceptions about having a mental illness and get them to a healthier and more fulfilling place in life.
3 Types of Bipolar Disorder
The symptoms you experience because of bipolar disorder depend on the type. Most patients at NPAC fall into one of the categories outlined below. Each condition has its own set of expected behaviors and signs of mental illness.
- Cyclothymic Disorder — Cyclothymic disorder is considered a milder form of bipolar disorder. You may have frequent mood swings, alternating between periods of mania and depression. However, the highs and lows are not as severe as those diagnosed with bipolar I or bipolar II disorder experience
- Bipolar I Disorder — People who experience a manic episode fall into this grouping. They have bouts of excessive energy that make them feel they are the king of the mountain. Some people also become more irritable or have bouts of depression.
- Bipolar II Disorder — Individuals with bipolar II disorder typically experience at least one major depressive and manic episode per year. There may also be other underlying mental health issues that exacerbate a person’s bipolar disorder symptoms..
No matter what type of bipolar disorder you’re experiencing, a mental health treatment center should be able to help you manage your symptoms.
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