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What Are The Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?

Suffering from extreme mood swings? Episodes of mania and depression are among the clear symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Reckless behavior

Reckless behavior

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal Thoughts

Appetite Loss

Appetite Loss

Guilt and despair

Guilt and despair



Extremely overjoyed and energetic

Extremely overjoyed and energetic

Lack of energy

Lack of energy

Depressed, hopeless, or irritable

Depressed, hopeless, or irritable

Attention deficiency and loss of memory

Attention deficiency and loss of memory


Issues Sleeping

Faster Speech

Bipolar I Disorder

Bipolar I disorder is a type of bipolar spectrum disorder characterized by the occurrence of at least one manic episode, with or without mixed or psychotic features.

  • lasts for a week or longer
  • Can be accompanied with or without depressive episodes, lasting for at least two weeks
  • Can be severe enough to warrant immediate hospital care
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Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar II disorder (BP-II) is a mood disorder on the bipolar spectrum, characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and one episode of depression.

  • Has both manic and depressive episodes
  • Typically less severe than what is experienced in Bipolar 1 – doesn’t include the severe manic episode that inhibits regular activities – hence known as hypomania
  • Experience depressive episodes either before or after a manic episode
  • Typically, hypomania lasts for at least four days
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Cyclothymia is a rare mood disorder. Cyclothymia causes emotional ups and downs, but they're not as extreme as those in bipolar I or II disorder. With cyclothymia, you experience periods when your mood noticeably shifts up and down from your baseline.

  • Milder form of bipolar disorder with cyclical periods of hypomanic symptoms accompanies by periods of depressive symptoms
  • It can develop into bipolar 1 or bipolar 2 I not diagnosed and treated during adolescence
  • Unstable moods – periods of normalcy mixed with mania and depression
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Rapid cycling bipolar

Rapid cycling is a pattern of frequent, distinct episodes of bipolar disorder. It can occur at any point in the course of bipolar disorder and can come and go over many years depending on how well the illness is treated; it is not necessarily a "permanent" or indefinite pattern of episodes.

  • A sub-type of bipolar 1 or 2 with rapid cycling
  • Experienced 4 or more depressive, manic or hypomanic, or mixed episodes within a year
  • Episodes of mania or hypomania, followed by episodes of depression
  • Episodes might last for months, weeks, or days
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Bipolar disorder with mixed features

Bipolar with mixed features refers to the presence of high and low symptoms co-occurring, or as part of a single episode, in people experiencing an episode of mania or depression.

  • Known as mixed bipolar state or mixed affective bipolar
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities
  • Irritability, high energy, racing thoughts and speech, and overactivity or agitation
  • Depression and suicide are also common
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Other types of Bipolar disorder

Other types of Bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (NOS) is one of those psychiatric terms that can cause more confusion than clarity, especially to the diagnosed person. Bipolar disorder NOS is usually diagnosed when a person shows some symptoms of bipolar disorder but doesn't necessarily meet all the criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

  • Experienced alternating manic or depressive symptoms, but the episodes are too short to meet the criteria for inclusion
  • Experienced both hypomania and depression, but the episodes were too short
  • Experienced multiple episodes of hypomania but no depressive episode
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Our team of experts listens to you to create a curated bipolar treatment plan that works for you.


Psychotherapy helps people to understand the daily obstacles caused due to the issue.

    • Helps to cope with difficult/uncomfortable feelings
    • Helps to repair relationships, manage stress and depression, and regulate the mood
    • Helping you to understand the underlying cause of the stressful event. There are cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, and family-focused therapy that can be opted for
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Living with bipolar disorder is challenging, which is why support is essential.

    • Having the right support system makes a difference in outlook and motivation
    • Participating in support groups helps partake in shared experiences and learn from others who undergo the same situations
    • Helps understand your importance in the lives of your loved ones
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Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse prevention therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people develop skills to prevent a foreseeable relapse. RPT plays a crucial role in a successful rehabilitation program. Some of the broader issues of relapse prevention therapy include the following:

    • Training for coping skills
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy interventions
    • Behavioral Adjustments and lifestyle changes
    • Addiction counseling
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Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is more immersive and holistic for its takers than other forms of treatment. Experiential therapy emphasizes action over talk, helping clients unlock alternative modes of healing. Some standard components of experiential therapy are:

    • Mindfulness practices
    • Volunteering for charitable services
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Mirror Therapy

Mirror therapy is primarily directed toward amputees and stroke issues. It is used to create the reflective illusion of the affected limb to trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that movement has occurred in the removed limb without pain. Some other salient features of this type of therapy include:

    • Exploiting the brain’s propensity to prefer visual feedback over proprioceptive/somatosensory feedback
    • Enhances spinal and cortical motor excitability
    • It provides relief in cases where neuropathic cases may cause pain
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Frequently Asked Questions

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A bipolar disorder alters a person's energy, mood, and capacity for function. Bipolar disorder clients go through severe emotional bouts, or mood episodes, that generally last a few days to a few weeks. These mood swings might be classified as depressive or manic/hypomanic (an unusually cheerful or irritated mood) (or sad mood). Most people with bipolar disorder also have times of neutral attitude. People with bipolar disorder can live whole and productive lives when adequately treated. Our counselors at bipolar disorder treatment center can help!

If you experience any of the signs below, you may have Bipolar Disorder-

  • Less of a need for sleep
  • Speaking quickly and thinking quickly
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Being overconfident
  • Risky and impulsive activity
  • Lack of hope
  • Retraction from friends and family and a loss of enthusiasm for activities
  • Alterations to appetite and sleep

If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms above, you should seek help, to get in touch with us, simply search for us using phrases like ‘bipolar therapy near me’ or ‘bipolar specialist near me’ or ‘bipolar treatment centers near me’ or ‘bipolar treatment near me.’ You can also reach out to us 24x7 to book your appointment.

Bipolar disorder and its related disorders come in a variety of forms. Depression and mania or hypomania may be among them. Symptoms might bring about erratic changes in mood and behavior, which can cause severe distress and make life difficult. There are the warning signs that you must have witnessed by now as per different Bipolar disorder categories-

  • Bipolar type I - You've experienced one manic episode at least, which may have been preceded or followed by severe depression or hypomanic episodes. Mania may occasionally cause a break from reality (psychosis).
  • Bipolar type II - However, you've never experienced a manic episode. Instead, you've had at least one major depressive episode and one hypomanic episode.
  • Cirotypic illness - You've experienced numerous hypomania symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms for at least two years or one year in adolescents and teenagers (though less severe than major depression).
  • Other categories - Bipolar illness and other associated disorders brought on by certain substances or alcohol or by a physical condition like Cushing's disease, multiple sclerosis, or stroke are a few examples.

Bipolar II disorder is a distinct diagnosis, not a milder variation of bipolar I illness. People with bipolar II can experience prolonged depressive episodes, which can significantly hinder their lives, but the manic episodes you experience in bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous.

Although bipolar disorder can affect anyone at any age, it is often discovered in adolescence or the early 20s. Symptoms might change over time and from one person to the next.

Bipolar disorder symptoms in children and teenagers might be challenging to spot. It can be a big challenge to determine whether these swings in mood are typical, the effect of stress or trauma, or an indication of a mental health issue other than bipolar disorder.

Major depressive, manic, or hypomanic episodes may differ in children and teenagers, although the pattern may vary from that in adults with bipolar disorder. And while having an attack, feelings can change quickly. Between bouts, some kids could experience a period without mood problems.

Severe mood swings that differ from typical ones may be one of the most apparent indications of bipolar disorder in kids and teenagers.

Bipolar disorder comes in four forms:

Bipolar I disorder - People with bipolar I disorder have gone through one or more manic episodes. Although most clients with bipolar I will have both mania and depressive episodes, a depressive episode is not required for a diagnosis. The depressive bouts typically persist for two weeks or longer. For a diagnosis of bipolar I, your manic episodes must last at least seven days or be so severe that you must be hospitalized. Mixed states can also be experienced by those with bipolar I. (episodes of both manic and depressive symptoms).

Bipolar II disorder -Depressive and hypomanic episodes are common in people with bipolar II illness. However, they never go through a full manic episode, a sign of bipolar I disorder. Bipolar II disorder is frequently more incapacitating than bipolar I because chronic depression is more prevalent in bipolar II, even if hypomania is less incapacitating than mania.

Cyclothymic disorder (cyclothymia) - A persistently unstable mood characterizes the cyclothymic disorder. They go through mild sadness and hypomania for at least two years. Euthymia, or brief episodes of normal mood, can occur in people with cyclothymia, but they seldom endure longer than eight weeks.

Other unspecified and specified bipolar and related disorders: If a person has experienced times of clinically significant aberrant mood elevation but does not fulfill the diagnostic standard for bipolar I, II, or cyclothymia, it is regarded to have other specified or undefined bipolar illness.

Relapse Prevention Therapy - This form of cognitive behavioral therapy helps people develop skills to prevent a foreseeable relapse. RPT plays a crucial role in a successful rehabilitation program. Some of the broader issues of relapse prevention therapy include training for coping skills.

Experiential therapy - Experimental therapy is more immersive and holistic for its takers than other forms of bipolar disorder treatment. Experiential therapy emphasizes action over talk, helping clients unlock alternative modes of healing.

Mirror therapy - Mirror therapy is primarily directed toward amputees and stroke issues. It is used to create the reflective illusion of the affected limb to trick the amputee's brain into thinking that movement has occurred in the removed limb without pain.

Psychotherapy - While medication remains a predominant part of a bipolar disorder treatment plan, so does therapy. Psychotherapy helps people to understand the daily obstacles caused due to the issue.

Reach for help at bipolar disorder treatment near me!

Lifebulb therapists and counselors specialized in providing in-person or online therapy, counseling, care, and treatment for a wide variety of mental healthcare needs and issues, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, PTSD, couples counseling, marriage counseling, life transitions, adjustment disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, child counseling, teen and adolescent therapy, anger management, career coaching, life coaching, ADHD treatment, bipolar, treatment, family therapy, panic or bipolar disorder attack, phobias, substance abuse, virtual therapy, online counseling, EMDR, EFT, and many more.

Your first session with a Lifebulb bipolar disorder therapist or counselor won't simply be a background or demographic information-gathering session - We know deciding to get help is a big deal and a difficult step. That's why our first offline or online therapy session with you will be about providing you with the service you're seeking and proving that the therapy process can work with the right effort and commitment from both sides.

We believe getting access to a bipolar disorder specialist or counselor should be quick and easy. Search for “ bipolar disorder treatment near me” or “find a doctor for bipolar disorder near me” or "therapy for bipolar disorder near me”, then visit our website and simply browse our therapists' bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a virtual counseling or in-person counseling session online. Or call our office, and a team member can help ensure you're matched with the right bipolar disorder therapist or counselor for you and your goals. Whether online bipolar disorder treatment or offline therapy, your therapist will help you with an individualized bipolar disorder treatment plan to help you reach your specific goals.

If you are experiencing an emergency right now, please call 911 right away. While Lifebulb is not a crisis bipolar treatment centers and Lifebulb bipolar disorder therapists and counselors are not emergency services, we understand that urgent matters can and will pop up from time to time. You will have direct email and phone access to your therapist or bipolar disorder treatment center, who will make their best effort to be available to you when you reach out. Depending on your specific bipolar treatment medication, your bipolar disorder therapist may provide you with resources to use or contact when situations occur beyond the scope of your online therapy or offline therapy work together.

When you book a session with your therapist or counselor, our team will email you a confirmation of your appointment date and time with a link to the virtual bipolar disorder therapy room. Click the link and log in to the virtual therapy room a few minutes before your session, and your bipolar disorder specialists will meet you there.

Yes. All of our therapists can provide the best online bipolar disorder therapy and bipolar disorder treatment services to our clients.

We use a HIPAA-compliant video counseling service integrated into our Electronic Health Records System to provide a smooth process for our clients to engage in online therapy sessions. Booking a session with us is easy. Simply call our office or request a specific session time from our website, and a team member can book you with the best possible fit as a therapist or confirm your online session details. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual therapy.

Booking a session with us is easy and flexible, with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your counselor or therapist 24 hours or more before your online therapy session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

Bipolar disorder treatment is often a long-term process that can help improve overall mental health. It has been demonstrated that therapy can enhance feelings and behaviors and is associated with healthy adjustments to the brain and body. There is never a guaranteed "cure," but therapy helps make positive lifestyle changes.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans, including Aetna, Amerihealth, Cigna, Optum Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, and others. If you don't see your insurance listed, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, we offer you an affordable self-pay rate.

At Lifebulb, we operate without any ongoing membership or fees. We believe that everyone deserves to receive the best online therapy service experience. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in therapy. With us, your only session costs will be those set by your insurance provider or our low self-pay rate.

While many practices accept only self-pay clients or out-of-network benefits, at Lifebulb, we aim to keep your costs low by accepting most major insurance plans. Often the out-of-pocket expense per online therapy session is a low copay determined by your specific insurance provider and plan. We also offer a self-pay rate lower than many practices for those without insurance or simply preferring not to use their healthcare benefits for in-person or virtual therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely picky about who we hire to help you achieve your therapy goals. But we understand that every bipolar disorder therapist may not be the perfect match for every client. If your therapy experience is less than you hoped, we will help you get set up to see someone you prefer.

We take the responsibility of maintaining your privacy seriously. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at

Therapists that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of counseling and therapy. That's why at Lifebulb, our bipolar disorder therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best bipolar therapy because they enjoy the work they do in session with you, where they work, and who they work with.

Our online therapy sessions are all conducted by our therapist aid bipolar disorder in private spaces, and our video platform is contained within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, so your face, voice, and data are always private and protected.

Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at

At Lifebulb, our biggest difference lies in our therapists. Many practices, large and small, often put growing businesses before growing people. It may sound simple, but at Lifebulb, we treat our therapists like valuable people that provide a valuable service. What does that mean for our clients? While we believe therapists and counselors, regardless of where they work, do their best for their clients, we've found that therapists who genuinely enjoy where they work are able to provide the best therapy for bipolar disorder to those they help. To that end, our primary goal at Lifebulb is to provide our therapists with the best possible environment in which to operate. In doing so, we believe Lifebulb clients are best positioned to accomplish their bipolar treatment goals through in-person counseling or virtual bipolar disorder therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely selective about the therapists we hire because we know choosing the right therapist can make all the difference in our clients reaching their goals. Our bipolar disorder therapists are all educated at the masters level and above and have received several years of hands-on training before becoming fully licensed clinicians. Even among the pool of highly trained therapists, we only work with those who align with our core values. That way, we know your bipolar disorder therapist will go the extra mile to help you and offer the best therapy for bipolar disorder online or in-person counseling.

Lifebulb’s clinics has several locations for providing in-person counseling and is adding more regularly. We also provide telehealth or online therapy session services for those who may live distant from our offices.

All our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our therapists, ensure that they pass a background check, and train them in-house to work with us. Additionally, we ensure that each of our counselors and therapists participates in ongoing education to continue to provide the best in-person and online therapy services possible.

It is important that our clients work with the best possible fit as a bipolar disorder therapist for their specific treatments for bipolar disorder. This is why we provide detailed bios of our therapists for our clients to review before reaching out to us. If you have a specific bipolar disorder therapist in mind to work with, we would be happy to schedule you to see them. We also understand that our clients don't always match perfectly with their therapist, and in the case of a less-than-great fit, we will help you to find the right match among our team and, if necessary, provide the best referral we can to someone more suited to help you beyond our walls.

A professional counselor is a master- or PhD-level mental health professional approved by a state licensure board to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. The exact name of a professional counselor's license can vary by state, but some of the most common are: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

We do employ licensed clinical psychologists, as psychologists can offer services, such as best online therapy services and psychological testing, that many other license types are unable to offer. Many times, your counselor or therapist can work in tandem with a psychologist to provide bipolar medication, therapy and psychological testing when necessary to better provide for your specific needs or goals. In this way, we are able to better provide for a wider range of your needs.

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