Suffering from a mental illness is a lifelong battle which if not properly treated can lead to serious harm both to the diagnosed and loved ones. The Cove Center for Recovery specializes in providing an individualized Bipolar Disorder (BPD) treatment plan to help those living with this disorder regain control of their lives.
What is BPD?
People living with BPD often describe their life as if they are living in an emotional roller coaster. For those diagnosed, they often experience extreme highs and extreme lows. People with BPD suffer severe emotional states that occur in distinct periods called “mood episodes”. A mood episode shows a drastic change from one’s usual mood, behavior and activity.
Experiencing overly zealous emotions or intense excitement is called a manic episode. In manic episodes clients exude high bursts in energy and feelings of euphoria. Meanwhile, a state of hopelessness or extreme despair is called a depressive episode. This episode leads to little or no energy, motivation loss and sadness. Undergoing symptoms from both moods is categorized as a mixed state.
What causes BPD?
The cause of BPD has not yet been determined, but it has been linked to genetics and the chemicals that are produced within the brain. As of now the main focus is on the predominantly biological part of the brain that activates the disorder when the neurotransmitters malfunction.
Signs of bipolar disorder:
- Distinct changes in mood and behavior
- Feeling agitation, anxiety or twitchy
- Loss of weight and appetite
- Withdrawal from friends, family and social experiences
- Lack of concentration and focus
Why get treatment?
Living with BPD can be very stressful and one suffering from the condition needs a combination of treatments to be treated properly. Our staff at The Cove is dedicated to providing each patient with the help and resources necessary to control the ups and down of living with BPD. Treatments are designed to educate those suffering from bipolar disorder as well as those living with a loved one with this condition to encourage a more stable and knowledgeable environment.
Learn more about BPD here.