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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

These are profound mood disturbances occurring for at least once a week, characterized by elation, irritability, or expansiveness. At least three of the following symptoms must also be present to be called a manic episode:

  • Ostentation
  • Lesser need for sleep
  • Incessant talking or pressured speech
  • Racing thoughts or blazing of ideas
  • Clear signs of distractibility
  • Heightened level of goal-focused activity at home, or at work
  • Excessive participation in pleasurable activities, often resulting in painful consequences

People looking for treatment should heed to the advice of a good treatment center, like one of the BPD treatment facilities CA. The BPD residential treatment centers in Los Angeles are known to offer the best treatment in the country. Bipolar treatment in Los Angeles is quite effective and hassle-free.

Hypo-manic episodes

The hypo-manic episodes occur for at least four consecutive days, characterized by an elevated, expansive, or irritable mood with any three of the following signs:

  • Ostentation or self-inflated impression of oneself
  • Lesser need for sleep
  • Incessant talking or pressured speech
  • Racing thoughts or blazing ideas
  • Clear signs of distractibility
  • Heightened level of goal-focused activity at home, or at work
  • Excessive involvement in pleasurable activities, often resulting in painful consequences

Major depressive episodes

Characterized either by a depressed mood or a loss of pleasure or interest, major depressive episodes usually occur for two weeks. The affected individual is more likely to experience five or more signs of the following:

  • A depressed mood
  • Markedly reduced interest in nearly all activities
  • Considerable weight loss or gain or significant loss or increase in appetite
  • Hyper-insomnia or insomnia
  • Psychomotor retardation or agitation
  • Loss of energy or fatigue
  • Feelings of unworthiness or excessive guilt
  • Low concentration ability or too indecisiveness
  • Obsession with death or suicide; planning or attempting suicide

Bipolar treatment

The treatment mostly depends on the type of episode one goes through, and the severity of the phase. A combination of psychotherapy and medication is mostly used as a treatment for bipolar affective disorder. It is important to evaluate patients with mania, hypomania, or mixed episode before deciding on the treatment. Early intervention is crucial to the success of the treatment for patients with bipolar affective disorder.