Bipolar disorder can be a complex and misunderstood disease. The symptoms of such a devastating illness can contribute to multiple losses and erratic patterns in behavior that create chaos in the individuals life. Often misdiagnosed, Bipolar Disorder can have unwanted impacts on an individual resulting in a number of negative consequences before a client gets the help they need. Recognizing the signs of Bipolar Disorder and offering early intervention can help mitigate some of those impacts of the disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
- Periods of erratic and non-goal directed behavior that can include excessive spending, hyper-sexuality, risk taking, aggressiveness
- Flight of ideas, grandiosity, a self-inflated sense of self
- Impulsivity, abuse of drugs or alcohol
- Extreme irritability, decreased need for sleep
- Appearing overly euphoric and speedy
How to address Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder requires a series of comprehensive assessments and direct observation in a safe and contained environment. Often, individuals are quick to be diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder because it has become a catch-all for mental health professionals. The significant impacts of Bipolar Disorder cannot be minimized, particularly when it comes to the psychological effects of living with such a mental health disorder. The stigma and shame alone could cause an individual to further want to hide the truth of what they are experiencing. Therefore, very careful considerations must be taken into place when addressing such a complicated illness. Seasons Recovery Centers has taken the time by ensuring each and every client suffering from Bipolar Disorder is offered an unmatched level of competent care. Our mental health professionals and Doctors take the time to educate, advise, collaborate and promote proven interventions for your long-term success.