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Management & Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable, medical condition marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. It is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles” of manic highs and depressive lows.

Bipolar disorder affects nearly six million adult Americans.  Equal numbers of men and women develop this illness and it is found among all ages, races, ethnic groups and social classes. The illness tends to run in families and appears to have a genetic link. Bipolar disorder is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world and is a major cause of suicide. 

Medication prescribed by a psychiatrist is the first step in treatment of bipolar disorder. Counseling is important to help the individual, family and friends learn how to manage and live with bipolar disorder. At Trillium Springs Counseling, our counselors have special training and experience in helping persons meet the daily challenges of this illness.

Please click here to see a number of resources we believe will be helpful for those having a bipolar disorder diagnosis as well as for their family and friends.

Click on the screen below to see an educational video our founder and clinical director, Vilda Brannen, M.S., NCC, LPC,  made on bipolar disorder as a community service.

 

 

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