Bipolar Disorder Can Be Treated
Bipolar disorder is also called manic depression and consists of manic episodes followed by depressive episodes. Manic episodes may include higher energy levels, a reduced need for sleep, and a loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes can include low energy, low motivation, and a loss of interest in daily activities. These mood episodes can last for a few days or months at a time. Whether you or someone you know is struggling with bipolar disorder, we can help. Please contact the team of licensed therapists at South Coast Community Services to get started today.
Bipolar disorder requires a medical diagnosis and can include a wide array of symptoms, including:
- Mood swings
- Unwanted thoughts
- Risk-taking behaviors
- Weight gain or loss
- Difficulty falling asleep or excess sleepiness
- Rapid and frenzied speaking
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Professional Counseling Services for Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can cause severe high and low moods, changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. When people have bipolar disorder, they may experience periods of time in which they feel overly happy and energized. Other times, they will experience periods of intense sadness, hopelessness, and sluggishness. In between these periods, they typically feel normal. The highs and lows can be described as two poles, which is where the term bipolar comes from.
Bipolar disorder typically starts in late adolescence or young adulthood, and it can run in families. If you or someone you know shows symptoms of bipolar disorder, it’s important to get a medical diagnosis from your family doctor or psychiatrist. The diagnosis will help guide the course of treatment to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken for the specific condition. At South Coast Community Services, our trained and licensed therapists are here to provide the care, support, and mental health services you need to enjoy life without being controlled by bipolar disorder. Contact us today.
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Services is here to provide care, counsel, and coaching for children, teens, adults, and their families. We want to help you access the mental health services you need, which is why our offices are located directly off major bus lines, our services are free with Medi-Cal, and we also offer HIPAA-compliant Zoom meetings. Contact us to learn more.
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Get Help for Bipolar Disorder at South Coast Community Services
Bipolar disorder is a long-term condition that can be treated. It will need ongoing care that your psychiatrist can help with. From talk therapy and lifestyle changes to natural treatments and medication, there are a variety of treatments that can help stabilize bipolar disorder and help you achieve a better state of mental health. Contact South Coast Community Services today to speak with one of our licensed therapists to get the help you need.