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Bipolar Disorder Treatment Program

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme shifts in a person’s mood, concentration, energy, and ability to participate in daily activities. Having bipolar disorder is a lifelong mental health condition and needs to be monitored and treated with the support of professionals. If you’re ready to build healthy coping skills and find new ways to manage this condition, Greater Boston Behavioral Health’s mental health treatment programs in Massachusetts can help. Call us today at Greater Boston Behavioral Health today to learn about our bipolar disorder treatment programs and what to expect in treatment. Recovery is within reach.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of mood swings. When someone is in a high period, they are experiencing mania, and when it shifts to low periods or depression, they will feel sad. The symptoms associated with bipolar disorder become apparent during young adulthood—between 15 and 24. 

Some people diagnosed with bipolar disorder will experience mood swings several times a year, while others will rarely have an episode. However, bipolar disorder treatment is essential to supporting people so that they can understand their mental health disorder and make decisions that will support their lives. 

Four Types of Bipolar Disorder

There are four distinct types of bipolar disorder that people can experience. They include: 

  1. Bipolar I is characterized by someone having manic episodes when they are either mentally stable or depressed. A mental health professional will diagnose someone with bipolar I if they experience mania for one week or need hospitalization.  
  2. Bipolar II is defined by cycles of depression. Also known as hypomania, a person will be in a state of happiness, agitation, or irritability.  If a person experiences one hypomanic episode, they can be diagnosed with bipolar II by a mental health professional. 
  3. Cyclothymic disorder is identified by a person who appears mentally stable but, at times, will experience cycles of mania and depression. The symptoms of cyclothymic disorder are not as severe as bipolar I or II. However, if symptoms exist for at least eight weeks, a diagnosis will be given. 
  4. Bipolar 4 is often associated with another medical condition or substance use disorder. With bipolar 4, a person will experience mood swings but will not possess signs associated with other types of bipolar disorder. 

Your specific treatment plan will be tailored to your diagnosis.

Benefits of Bipolar Disorder Therapy

If you are experiencing severe mood swings, you need support to help you navigate the presence of a mental health disorder. Therefore, there are many benefits to receiving bipolar disorder treatment. Here are a few: 

  • When you begin treatment, you will receive a diagnosis and specific support for the type of bipolar disorder you possess. 
  • A treatment team of medical and mental health professionals will be created to assist you in processing this lifelong condition. This will help you to avoid missing important maintenance treatments and mood swings. 
  • Therapy support groups will help you understand that you are not alone. 
  • Psychotherapy helps you manage the symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.
  • Extended treatment, such as hospitalization, is available if your mood swings are so severe that you have psychotic episodes or are suicidal.

Every step of the way, you’ll have the support of our experienced team.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment Program at Greater Boston Behavioral Health

Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, it is manageable. Greater Boston Behavioral Health offers effective treatment that can help you reach your goals. Each treatment program is customized to meet the needs of individual clients. Through our mental health counseling, medication management, and supporting lifestyle changes, our team will guide you through your journey so that you can live a satisfying life. Reach out today to learn more about bipolar disorder treatment at Greater Boston Behavioral Health and how we can help you. Contact us at Greater Boston Behavioral Health or reach out online to get started.
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