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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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. Even those who do not have bipolar disorder go through mood swings. Meanwhile, these mood swings usually only last a few hours instead of days.
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 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.
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.
We believe getting access to a bipolar disorder specialist or counselor should be quick and easy. So our process is straightforward. 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.
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While Lifebulb is not a crisis bipolar treatment center 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 disorder treatment plan, 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.
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.
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