Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Bipolar disorder doesn’t have to control your life. If you’re ready to take control of your mood and your future, Rising Roads Recovery can help.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Historically, psychologists called bipolar disorder by another name: manic depression. This term highlights the two extremes experienced by women with this condition. For a matter of months, they feel on top of the world, overjoyed, and invincible. Then they crash into a deep depression. There are two main categories of bipolar disorder:
- Those with Bipolar I experience both depression and mania. Men and women develop this condition in equal numbers.
- Bipolar II is described as a combination of depression and hypomania: a less severe manic episode. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with this disorder than men.
It is worth noting that some people experience other types of bipolar disorder, including cyclothymia (a milder form) and bipolar symptoms caused by medications or medical conditions.
Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Women
Like many mental health disorders, bipolar looks different among female sufferers. Signs of bipolar disorder in women include:
- Manic or hypomanic symptoms like euphoria, distractibility, rapid speech, risk-taking behavior, and high energy levels
- Severe depression (women are more likely to have depressive symptoms like sadness, slowed movement, hopelessness, anhedonia, and apathy
- Worsening symptoms that align with hormonal fluctuations
- Co-occurring disorders like alcohol use disorder, thyroid disease, medication-induced obesity, and migraines
- Rapid cycling between high and low moods (compared to men)
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
Rising Roads Recovery is owned and run by women. Most of our clients come to us for a “reboot on life”—a necessity for those who have spent years battling bipolar disorder. If this sounds like your situation, we invite you to contact our treatment team. We will help you get to the bottom of your diagnosis and address your symptoms. Our approach is informed by evidence-based practices like:
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-first treatment
- Life skills trainings
- Experiential therapies (art and music therapy)
- Individual treatment planning
- Group therapy sessions
Speak with a member of our admissions staff to learn more about our effective, proven programming for bipolar disorder.