Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings with significant emotional highs and lows. Both ends of the spectrum cause severe symptoms that can be difficult to manage.
It is a chronic mental health condition that does not have a cure, but the management of symptoms is possible.
There are various types of bipolar disorder that can affect each person differently. Some may experience symptoms frequently, while others may only have some symptoms once or twice a year.
The main symptom associated with bipolar disorder is chronic mood swings. During periods of extreme high or mania, the person may feel invincible leading to the engagement of risky behaviors. In episodes of extreme lows or depression, the individual may feel an overwhelming sense of despair or disinterest.
Other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder are often a result of the influence of the mood swings. These symptoms can become aggravated by co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse or other health conditions as substance abuse, depression, or other mental health conditions.
As mentioned above, though there is no cure, the condition is treatable. Treatment focuses on learning how to manage mood swings and symptoms. Gaining a better understanding of your triggers will help you to respond better to your own emotions. Other forms of treatment include medication, individual or group counseling, behavioral therapies, and lifestyle changes.
A unique treatment option we offer for bipolar disorder is ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine infusion therapy helps to provide your brain with important nutrients to repair any pathways that may be compromised. Unlike other traditional treatments or medications, there are no long-term side effects associated with ketamine infusions.
For more information on bipolar disorder and our treatment options, contact our office today at (406) 510-1670.