Mile High Behavioral Health

Bipolar Disorder

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8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness which is associated with mood swings and common emotions that become intensely magnified. These mood swings can range anywhere from the highs of mania to the lows of depression. Individuals with bipolar disorder can quickly change from extreme happiness (mania) to extreme sadness (depression).† These cycles of mood swings can last for days, weeks, or months. And unlike ordinary mood swings, bipolar disorder causes mood changes that are so intense that they interfere with a personís ability to function.

 

What are the common signs or symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Manic symptoms include:

 Severe changes in mood; either unusually happy or silly, or very irritable, angry, agitated or aggressive

 Great increase in energy and the ability to go with little or no sleep for days without feeling tired

 Increase in talking

 Increased distractibility

 Repeated high risk-taking behavior

Depressive symptoms include:

 Irritability, depressed mood, persistent sadness, frequent crying

 Thoughts of death or suicide

 Loss of enjoyment in favorite activities

 Physical illnesses such as headaches or stomach aches

 Low energy level, fatigue, poor concentration, boredom

 Major change in eating or sleeping patterns

 

What are possible effective treatments for Bipolar Disorder?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Family Therapy

Medication

 Lithium

 Depakote (Divalproex)

 Lamictal (Lamotrigine)

 Abilify (Aripiprazole)

 Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

 Risperdal (Risperidone)

 Seroquel (Quetiapine)

 

How can I learn more about Bipolar Disorder?

Causes, Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The Basics of Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder (Signs, Symptoms and Treatment)

Bipolar Disorder for Teens

Everything You Need To Know About Bipolar Disorder

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Information about Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Statistics for Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Statistics of Bipolar Disorder in Children

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