bipolar disorder

Growing up is a challenge within itself and doing so with a mental illness such as Bipolar disorder may seem impossible to overcome, but you can learn how to live better life with the help of Inspirations highly trained primary therapists. Our dedicated staff creates an individualized treatment plan for each teen to ensure they have the tools and resources necessary to successfully live with this disorder. Without proper treatment, bipolar disorder can cause harmful effects for teens that are diagnosed with this mental behavioral disorder. It can take a serious toll on a teen’s loved ones as well.

What is Bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder impacts a person’s mood level causing teens to experience extreme highs and lows for a period of time categorized as “mood episodes.” There are two main mood episodes; manic and depressive. Clients often describe manic episodes as feeling euphoria and intense excitement. Depressive episodes manifest strong feelings hopelessness or despair; however they are not the only episodes. Some teen patients have been known to feel strong emotions from both episodes which is referred to as a mixed state.

Signs of Bipolar Disorder:

  • Abnormal changes in mood and behavior
  • Displaying emotions of agitation and anxiety
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and social interactions
  • Unable to focus, concentrate and complete tasks

What causes Bipolar Disorder?

There is no clear cause for Bipolar Disorder, however, it has been linked to the predominantly biological part of the brain and the chemicals it produces. This area activates the disorder when the neurotransmitters or chemicals created by the brain malfunction.

Why get help?

Bipolar Disorder requires a combination of therapy and medicine in order to be treated properly which our staff of doctors, therapists and clinicians takes into consideration when creating our bipolar disorder treatment plans. At Inspirations we do everything we can to ensure teens and their loved are taught the skills necessary to control this disorder and regain their life.