Everyone’s moods swing between highs and lows. However, when those highs and lows are extreme, changing from manic elation to deep depression, you may have bipolar disorder. At South Texas Mental Health Associates in Corpus Christi, Texas, the team of psychiatrists and nurse practitioners offers care and treatment to help control and limit your mood swings and improve your overall health and well-being. If you’re concerned that you or a loved one have bipolar disorder, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by severe mood swings from extreme emotional highs and lows. In general, if you have bipolar disorder, you’ll experience periods of normal moods, too. Both the manic and depressed periods cause disruption to your life.
There are three classifications of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder symptoms are classified as either manic/hypomanic or depressive.
Manic/hypomanic symptoms include:
Depressive symptoms include:
In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. At South Texas Mental Health Associates, the team of doctors and nurse practitioners offers customized treatments to address your specific needs.
Bipolar disorder is often treated medicinally with mood stabilizers to even out your mood swings. By keeping your emotions on an even keel, you can focus your energies on therapy to better understand your illness and work on addressing any other issues that contribute to or trigger your swings.
Call or schedule a consultation online today if you’re concerned about bipolar disorder.