In any given year about 2.6% of the U.S. population experiences a bipolar episode. In addition, approximately 4% of the population will be diagnosed with bipolar in their lifetime. Bipolar disorder is categorized as a mood disorder marked by mood swings from extreme highs to extreme lows. The most common forms of Bipolar Disorder are Bipolar I, Bipolar II, and Cyclothymic Disorder. The primary difference between these types of Bipolar Disorder is the intensity of episodes of depression or mania.
Bipolar tends to run in families and can be a debilitating illness if left untreated. Fortunately, help is available. A combination of psychotherapy and medication management can be very useful in helping a person with Bipolar live a normal productive life.
The most common categories of medications that tend to be used to treat Bipolar Disorder are:
- Mood Stabilizers
- Anti-Anxiety Medications
Psychotherapy can help an individual with Bipolar Disorder develop the coping skills they need to manage their illness and live more productive lives. Some of the more common types of therapy are:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Supportive Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Therapy
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit www.mhthrive.com to learn more.