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Bipolar disorder—sometimes known as manic-depressive illness—is a brain disorder that causes severe changes in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function.
Bipolar I disorder consists of alternating mania and depression periods. This is the most severe form of bipolar disorder.
Bipolar II disorder consists of alternating recurrent depression and less intense manic episodes, called hypomania.
Alcohol and drug abuse are extremely common among people suffering from bipolar disorder. Studies have shown there may be an increased tendency for anxiety and obsessive disorders.
People often suffer for years before their bipolar disorder is properly diagnosed and treated. Once diagnosed, most people respond to a treatment program that combines medication, education, and support. The goals of treatment at Harmony Hills are to stabilize the acute episode if present and prevent the recurrence of future episodes.
Signs and symptoms of mania include the following:
The Harmony Hills dual-diagnosis treatment program consists of group therapy each weekday, weekly individual therapy sessions, and medication management. Our program uses evidence-based approaches to treat both substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorder. Addiction and co-occurring disorders are treated at the same time, with emphasis given to the way in which these conditions reinforce one another. At Harmony Hills, your mental health is our mission. We take pride in watching people flourish in our care and in our alumni program.
Although substance use disorder trends in the United States have changed over the years, addiction remains one of America’s most challenging issues. In many cases, addictions to illegal drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine, are giving way to opioids and other prescription drugs (e.g., fentanyl, OxyContin, and Xanax). Behavioral addictions are also called process addictions; they have become more prevalent in recent years. Process addictions include pathological gambling and sex addiction. According to studies conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people who suffer from addiction are nearly twice as likely as their healthy counterparts to suffer from another mental health condition simultaneously.
For many years, our staff at Harmony Hills has worked tirelessly to help people overcome their addictions and move on to happier, more connected lives. We are one of central Florida’s leaders in treating psychiatric conditions in our mental health treatment program. Our programs specialize in treating recovering addicts who have also been diagnosed with co-occurring depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder in an inpatient and intensive outpatient environment. We also offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for people who need to return home in the evenings but want to attend off-campus meetings and events with a support group.
The clinicians at Harmony Hills are experts in the field of addiction medicine. They have extensive experience treating many mental health conditions simultaneously. To inquire about the program or to schedule an appointment, please contact us by calling 855.494.0357.