WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Bipolar disorder involves repeated experiences with dramatic mood swings that range from extreme sustained energy (mania) to profound depression. Episodes of bipolar disorder can last for days, weeks or months. Symptoms of mania may include euphoria, increased energy, restlessness, rejection of sleep needs, challenges with concentration, aggression, and increased sex drive. Symptoms of depression may include sadness, anxiety, guilt, shame, hopelessness, fatigue loss of interest or appetite, and suicidal thoughts.
BIPOLAR DISORDER TREATMENT IN CHICAGO
Treatment for bipolar disorder usually includes a combination of mood stabilizing medication, antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, and talk therapy. This disorder is a lifelong illness that will require consistent psychological attention, however before receiving an accurate diagnosis for this condition, it is strongly recommended to rule out medical causes such as thyroid disorders.