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Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Westfield, NJ

Living with bipolar disorder is extremely difficult. Some days you are up, and other days you are down. In addition, it can have a significant impact on relationships, work or school, and enjoyment in life. For effective bipolar disorder treatment in Westfield, NJ, turn to Westfield Psychiatric Group. Our bipolar disorder psychiatrist treats individuals with bipolar 1, 2, or mixed; cyclothymia; and also rapid cycling.

At the early stage, bipolar disorder is hard to recognize. A person may have periods of time when they are energetic, require minimal sleep, or have grandiose ideas. This can go on for weeks and even months at a time. Then, that may give way to depression, where  they are unmotivated, lethargic, discouraged, and negative about life. The two extremes alternate with each other.

Over time though, bipolar disorder becomes more severe — giving way to extreme mood changes that start to effect everything and everyone around them. In bipolar 1, the individual may also experience extreme delusions and even hallucinations. If you suspect that you or a loved one has the disorder, schedule an evaluation for bipolar depression treatment.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Unlike depression that encompasses only one aspect of a mood disorder, a person who's bipolar experiences depression and mania — usually not at the same time. When having a manic episode, the person has an extremely elevated mood and high energy, which is accompanied by abnormal behavior that disrupts his or her life. During a depressive episode, the person is plagued with feelings of hopelessness, low energy, even thoughts of suicide. You may need bipolar disorder therapy if you experience the following:

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Manic Symptoms
  • Flying Suddenly from One Idea to the Next
  • Rapid, Pressured (Uninterruptable),
    or Loud Speech
  • Increased Energy with Hyperactivity
  • Decreased Need for Sleep
  • Inflated Self-Image
  • Excessive Spending
  • Hypersexuality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Extreme Grandiose Ideas
  • Delusions
Depressive Symptoms
  • Sad, Empty, Hopeless, Tearful, or Irritable
  • Noticeable Loss of Interest in Usual Activities
  • Feeling No Pleasure in All
  • Significant Decrease or Increase in Appetite
  • Insomnia or Sleeping Too Much
  • Restlessness or Slowed Behavior
  • Fatigue or Loss of Energy
  • Feelings of Worthlessness
  • Excessive or Inappropriate Guilt
  • Decreased Ability to Think or Concentrate
  • Thinking about, Planning, or Attempting Suicide

How Bipolar Disorder Therapy Can Help

You’re not alone if you are dealing with bipolar disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as many as 5.7 million Americans have been diagnosed as bipolar. Counseling alone cannot provide the comprehensive treatment you or your loved one needs. It’s important to schedule an appointment with our psychiatrists, who are best able to diagnose you and prescribe medications to alleviate the symptoms. There is a wide variety of effective medication available to help restore your life to normal again.

Contact us to set up an appointment if you think your loved one has bipolar. We proudly serve clients throughout Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Springfield, Montclair and Union, New Jersey, as well as the surrounding areas.

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