People across the United States struggle with mood disorders. At least half of people struggling with addiction also have co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder may be more common than people think. Understanding the symptoms, signs, and treatment options for bipolar disorder can help people find the right program for their mental health here in Texas and across the country.
If you or someone you love is struggling with symptoms of bipolar disorder, we can help. With inpatient and outpatient programs for both men and women, the Santé Center for Healing focuses on dual diagnosis treatment for mental health and addiction recovery. Reach our staff now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about bipolar disorder treatment.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder classified by two extremes in mental health. As the name “bipolar” suggests, those living with bipolar disorder experience episodes of opposite moods and energy levels.
Bipolar disorder is an oscillation between low-energy depression and high-energy mania. Depressive episodes involve low mood, lack of motivation, and hopelessness, and often cause people to withdraw and isolate themselves. Manic episodes involve high energy and productivity. People may become more social, less anxious, and feel more confident.
Spotting Signs of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder exists in extremes. For those living with bipolar disorder, and their loved ones, daily life can feel triggering. People with bipolar disorder may feel they have no control over their emotions, mental health, and daily life. There are multiple types of bipolar disorder, often classified by how many manic and depression episodes someone has in a certain period.
During a manic, high-energy episode, people may experience the following symptoms:
- Euphoria or happiness
- Feeling extreme optimism
- Inflated self-esteem
- Heightened socializing
- Impulsive decision-making
- Risky behaviors
- Racing thoughts
- Increased physical activity
- Increased motivation
- Less sleep
- Easily distracted
- Sudden energy
- Trouble concentrating
Depressive episodes take someone to the other mental and emotional extreme. This can include:
- Unexplained crying
- Disinterest in others
- Changes in weight and eating habits
- Unexplained guilt and shame
- Feeling worthless
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Lack of interest in favorite activities
- Unexplained fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Suicidal ideation
Bipolar disorder can be overwhelming, exhausting, and frightening for those living with it and for their loved ones. For many, bipolar disorder can lead to self-mediating and unhealthy forms of self-soothing as a coping mechanism. Unfortunately, this can lead to addiction. It’s important to seek professional diagnosis and treatment to prevent self-harm and substance abuse, as well as improve someone’s mental and physical health.
Find Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Texas Today
Dual diagnosis is one of the effective approaches to bipolar disorder. Why? Because it assesses and diagnoses bipolar disorder alongside addiction and other co-occurring disorders like PTSD, ADHD, and other mood disorders.
Santé Center for Healing provides dual diagnosis and comprehensive bipolar disorder treatment in Texas. Our programs help clients navigate mental health and addiction recovery with inpatient and outpatient programs for flexible care. With an emphasis on trauma-informed therapy, our facility provides a range of evidence-based and alternative therapies for holistic treatment With more than 25 years of experience in the field, we are here to support clients and families through each stage of recovery. Our programs include men’s recovery, women’s recovery, and transitional living for a continuum of care to make clients feel safely supported.
Begin Bipolar Disorder Treatment Now
If you or someone you love is struggling with the symptoms of bipolar disorder, you aren’t alone. The team at Santé Center for Healing can help. Call our staff now at 866.238.3154 to learn more about our bipolar diagnosis and treatment options.