Bipolar Treatment Orange County

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that affects the moods, energy and activity levels of the individual. This disorder is also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, where the moods can range from extreme highs categorized as mania, to an extreme low classified as depression. The illness can be present even with less extreme levels of highs and lows. The episodes of both mania and depression can last from short to long periods of time and are best treated with therapy and medication balance.

Signs and Symptoms of Manic Episodes:

  • Have a lot of energy
  • Feeling very high or happy
  • Having increased activity levels
  • The feeling of being very “wired” or overstimulated
  • Difficulty sleeping or remaining asleep
  • Increased activities and over scheduled
  • hyperverbal, overtalkative or fast speech
  • High agitation or irritability
  • Racing thoughts
  • Believing they have the ability to do more things at the same time
  • participate in risky behaviors such as sexually acting out, overspending, and shopping

Signs and Symptoms of Depressive Episodes:

  • Feelings of sadness, helplessness and/or hopelessness
  • Low energy levels
  • A noticeable decrease in energy levels
  • Difficulty with regular sleep patterns may be sleeping too much or too little
  • Loss of joy in anything
  • Feelings of loss and emptiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of appetite or an over appetite
  • Thoughts of suicide or death, with or without a plan
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