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Bipolar disorder—sometimes known as manic-depressive illness—is a mental health disorder that causes severe changes in a person’s mood energy, and ability to function. Like many mental health concerns, bipolar disorder can vary in intensity, and symptoms can be minor or suppressed. However, individuals struggling with the condition need support to heal and manage the condition, just like any mental health issue, to achieve positive overall wellness. At Harmony Hills, we offer a wide range of mental health treatment programs that can provide the support necessary for those dealing with bipolar disorder.

bipolar disorder treatment program Types of Bipolar Disorder

Two forms of bipolar disorder can take–bipolar I and bipolar II. A professional diagnosis is necessary to identify which variant a person is dealing with.

  • Bipolar I: Bipolar I disorder consists of alternating mania and depression periods. This is the most severe form of bipolar disorder.
  • Bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder consists of alternating recurrent depression and less intense manic episodes called hypomania.


Signs and Symptoms of Mania a Bipolar Disorder Treatment Program Can Identify and Treat

There are numerous ways a bipolar polar disorder can manifest. While each individual will have a unique experience of the condition, there are some common signs and symptoms that a person is struggling with. Some of these signs and symptoms of mania include the following:

  • Increased energy or activity
  • A sense of euphoria
  • Increased sexual interests/activities
  • Poor judgment
  • Risky or aggressive behavior
  • Psychosis (severe cases)
  • Little need for sleep
  • Impulsive spending
  • Irritability
  • Unrealistic behavior
  • Increased talkativeness
  • Signs and symptoms of Depression
  • Signs and symptoms of depression include the following:
  • Pervasive feelings of sadness or low mood
  • Little interest/pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Pervasive hopelessness and pessimism
  • Changes in appetite or diet
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Memory loss

Not every person with bipolar disorder will exhibit these symptoms. Similarly, these symptoms will vary in duration and intensity for each individual. However, rarely will anyone be able to address these signs of the condition in isolation. A bipolar disorder treatment program offers the best and most effective means to identify the signs and address the condition’s symptoms.

Treating Bipolar Disorder at Harmony Hills

The Harmony Hills bipolar disorder treatment program consists of group therapy each weekday, weekly individual therapy sessions, and medication management. Our program uses evidence-based approaches to treat bipolar disorder and co-occurring conditions, including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and substance use disorders. In the latter case, addiction and co-occurring disorders are treated simultaneously, with emphasis given to how 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 our alumni program.

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Alcohol and drug abuse are extremely common among people who have bipolar disorder. Studies have shown 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. Treatment goals at Harmony Hills are to stabilize the acute episode, if present, and prevent the recurrence of future episodes.

Get the Support You Need With The People Who Care at Harmony Hills

For many years, our staff at Harmony Hills has worked tirelessly to help people overcome their mental health concerns 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, and we have extensive experience treating many mental health conditions simultaneously. To inquire about the program or schedule an appointment, please contact us 855.494.0357.