Bipolar disorder is a neurobiological brain disorder characterized by mood swings and extreme fluctuations in energy levels that affect someone’s ability to carry out daily tasks. If you think you may have bipolar disorder, know that you may be among millions of people in the US alone who live with some degree of bipolar disorder. If someone you care about is worried they may have bipolar disorder, note that some estimates say that 2.3 million Americans (or 1% of the population) live with the disorder.
With our Elgin, IL bipolar therapy, we help people gain control of their feelings and their lives. The first step is a bipolar screening, which we use to diagnose bipolar disorder. It’s essential to perform an accurate and careful screening for bipolar disorder because it is often misdiagnosed.
People with bipolar disorder may experience anxiety, substance use or abuse, post-traumatic stress, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. These experiences can distract some professionals from seeing and correctly diagnosing bipolar disorder. Other misdiagnoses include schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Our Elgin, IL bipolar assessment is carried out by seasoned professionals that will examine each case with the care and consideration it deserves. Bipolar disorder can be challenging to identify as its symptoms vary. Every person is unique, and we perform a thorough bipolar screening so that we can then move on to helping with personalized bipolar treatment as soon as possible if this is the right course of action.
What is Mania?
We can describe mania as an episode of extremely elevated mood and energy that affects the individual’s ability to function in daily life. While it may sound pleasurable, especially after its polar opposite, it can lead rapidly to:
- poor decision-making
- unusually risky behavior
Mania can lead to hospitalization for the safety of the sufferer. People can become suicidal in manic states, so it’s essential to take this seriously and spot the signs of an episode early.
Our professionals can spot bipolar anxiety through an Elgin, IL bipolar assessment and find you or someone you’re concerned about the treatment they need now.
What is Bipolar Depression?
The opposite side of the coin to mania in bipolar disorder is bipolar depression. Symptoms of bipolar depression include:
- difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
- sleeping much more than usual
- a state of overwhelm
- negative thinking – at their extreme, these can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Everyone has ups and downs in life. Bipolar depression is not only characterized by extremes of emotion but also how long the states last. While the move between mania and bipolar depression may occur frequently and rapidly, it’s also possible for the sufferer to be in either state for months or years. In any case, the disorder must have gone on for a certain number of days to be considered bipolar disorder. This doesn’t mean that you should wait and see. For the safety and well-being of the sufferer, it’s critical to perform an assessment as soon as possible.
A correct Elgin, IL bipolar diagnosis can lead to appropriate treatment and can thus ease suffering and save lives. Untreated or misdiagnosed, bipolar disorder is likely to worsen. So, it’s critical to use the services of reputable professionals such as our team at Braden Center to perform an Elgin, IL bipolar assessment and accurate Elgin, IL bipolar diagnosis, following by proper and timely treatment.
Elgin, IL Bipolar Treatment
After our team has evaluated bipolar disorder, we are pleased to be able to offer Elgin, IL bipolar therapy.
Our Elgin bipolar treatment may include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy
- Family-focused therapy
Elgin IL, Bipolar Assessment
You’re not alone. Braden Counseling Center is committed to helping you understand what is happening to you or someone you know. Contact us immediately if you are worried about yourself or someone else. Our professionals at Elgin, IL are conveniently located and fully trained to help. Our treatments can alleviate bipolar anxiety, so if you’re in Elgin IL or the surrounding area, please contact us regarding an Elgin, IL bipolar assessment and Elgin IL bipolar treatment.
Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 847-717-7345. You are welcome to visit our Elgin location, which at 25 S Grove Ave, #201, Elgin, IL. 60120. (You can park on the street or across from the building. If the front entrance is locked, enter 3 0 5 on the keypad to the left and we will buzz you in. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.)
Nobody with bipolar disorder (or who fears they may have bipolar disorder) needs to suffer alone. Don’t wait to find help. Contact Braden Center for assessment and treatment that improves the quality of life.