Bipolar

Creative Care

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program & Mental Health Treatment Program located in Woodland Hills, CA & Calabasas, CA

The mood fluctuations that occur in someone with bipolar disorder significantly affect their quality of life and may make it difficult to hold down a job or maintain a relationship. The experienced team at Creative Care offers a comprehensive treatment program to help you manage your bipolar disorder so you can live a happy, productive life. To learn more about the inpatient treatment program, call us today.

 

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Bipolar Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a disorder of the brain that alters your mood, energy levels, and ability to manage everyday tasks. If you or someone you love has bipolar disorder, you may experience:

  • Shifts in mood, from elation to depression, referred to as manic and depressive episodes
  • Intense emotions
  • Alterations in sleep patterns
  • Unusual behaviors

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong mental health condition, but it doesn’t have to determine the course of your life. The experienced team at Creative Care provides treatment to help you manage your brain disorder and improve your quality of life.

What are the types of bipolar disorder?

The degree of your mood changes determines the type of bipolar disorder you have. The types include:

Bipolar disorder I

Bipolar disorder I is the most severe form of the mental health condition. With this type, you may experience a manic episode that lasts for a minimum of seven days, sometimes with symptoms so severe you require hospitalization. You also experience depressive episodes that may last two or more weeks.

Bipolar disorder II

With bipolar disorder II, you experience the same manic and depressive cycle as bipolar disorder I, but with less severe manic episodes, referred to as hypomania.

Cyclothymic Disorder

If you have cyclothymic disorder, you may cycle between hypomania and depression for a period of at least two years.

It’s also possible to experience the manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder but not fall into any specific category. This type is referred to as unspecified bipolar.

What causes bipolar disorder?

Researchers still investigate the underlying cause of bipolar disorder but agree that there’s no single factor that triggers the mental health condition. However, you may be at risk of bipolar disorder if it runs in your family.

What are the treatments for bipolar disorder?

Treatment for bipolar disorder focuses on helping you regain control over your mood shifts, and usually involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

The experienced team at Creative Care offers an intensive inpatient program to help you understand your condition and develop a treatment plan that helps you live your best life.

Your treatment at Creative Care includes ongoing help from a team of mental health professionals, including weekly visits with your therapist. While in treatment, you participate in a ladder of therapeutic programming punctuated by energetic activities to ensure a comprehensive and effective experience.

To learn more about the therapeutic program for your bipolar disorder, call Creative Care today.