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Mental Health and Wellness
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Formerly called Manic Depression. We can help you understand, stabilize, and control the disruptive and distressing symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. Our clinical team of experts specializes in Bipolar Disorder, and all other mood disorders.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a psychological condition manifested by pronounced mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
In the manic phase you may experience feelings of euphoria, tremendous energy, and increased irritability, among other symptoms. In the depressed phase, you may feel sad, hopeless, and uninterested in activities, even pleasurable ones. These mood swings can affect sleep, energy levels, activity interest, judgment, behavior, and clarity of thought.
These mood swings may occur infrequently, or they may occur multiple times a year. Most people will experience some of the manic or depressive symptoms between actual episodes, although some may not experience any symptoms at all.
At What Age is Bipolar Disorder Commonly Diagnosed?
Although bipolar disorder can exhibit at any age, typically it’s diagnosed in the teenage years or early 20s. Bipolar symptoms can vary from person to person, and symptoms may vary over time, with the same individual.
What Are the Causes of Bipolar Disorder?
The exact cause(s) of Bipolar disorder are not known, but factors including biological differences in the brain, as well as genetics, have been attributed.
If you have bipolar disorder, you most likely suffer from other mental health conditions that will need to be treated, as well, as these other conditions my worsen Bipolar disorder and/or make your Bipolar treatment less successful. Some of these co-occurring conditions include:
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Alcohol or drug problems
Physical health problems, such as heart disease, thyroid problems, headaches or obesity
How is Bipolar Disorder Treated
The first vital step in treating Bipolar is confirming the accurate diagnosis, through proper assessment and evaluation.Our psychiatrist and his team will conduct their diagnostics within 24 hours of your arrival to our facility.Once the diagnosis is confirmed, our doctor will survey the medications you are prescribed, if any, to determine their appropriateness, and make any changes needed to them, or prescribe you more effective medications.
In conjunction with the doctor, our clinical team will create a comprehensive treatment plan, predicated on your specific symptoms, co-occurring disorders, history, and other considerations.This plan will include multiple treatment modalities, which you will undergo, while you are participating in our program.
Your psychiatrist, case manager, primary therapist, adjunctive treatment professionals, and all other support team with regularly review and modify your treatment plan to insure that you are progressing and improving as intended.
Our primary focus is to enable you to successfully manage the symptoms of Bipolar disorder, and any attending disorders, so that you can leave the life you are meant to live.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
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The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
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