Bipolar Disorder Rehab Centers
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that results in mood swings that range from extreme lows and depression to extreme (manic) highs. People with bipolar disorder may feel overwhelmingly depressed and sad or hopeless one minute and then euphoric and full of energy the next. Bipolar disorder may cause serious mood swings several times a day, a few times a month or only a couple times a year depending on the severity of the disorder.
Treatment for bipolar disorder usually includes medication and psychotherapy or other forms of psychological counseling. For people who are suffering from severe depression as a result of bipolar disorder, hospitalization may be required in order to prevent injury, self harm or suicide. In many cases of bipolar disorder, substance abuse treatment is also necessary as many people resort to drugs and alcohol in order to deal with their depression or other mood swings.
The most common types of medications used to treat bipolar disorder include Lithium, anticonvulsants and antidepressants. Additional medications that may be prescribed to treat bipolar disorder include benzodiazepines, antipsychotic medications and symbyax which is a combination of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. Rehab centers that treat bipolar disorder have qualified doctors, therapist and counselors that can help provide the best possible treatment outline for dealing with the bipolar disorder.