Bipolar disorders are mood disorders that cause unusual shifts in mood and energy that significantly disrupt daily life. The team at Zeam Medical Group provides comprehensive mental health services for bipolar disorders at their offices in Roseville and Folsom, California. For expert care from a multispecialty medical practice, call or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth appointments are available.
Bipolar disorders are mood disorders where people shift between feeling very up and elated (manic or mania) to very down and depressed (depressive). There are three types of bipolar disorders:
Bipolar I disorder causes manic episodes that last seven or more days or severe manic episodes that require hospitalization. Depressive episodes that last two or more weeks usually follow the manic episodes.
People with bipolar II disorder experience hypomanic and depressive episodes, which means the manic episodes are less severe than those experienced in people with bipolar I disorder.
With cyclothymia, you fluctuate between hypomania and depression for two or more years, or a year or more in children and teens. However, the hypomania and depression symptoms aren’t severe enough for a bipolar disorder diagnosis.
Bipolar disorder symptoms include intense mood changes that affect energy, sleep, and behaviors. These moods fluctuate between mania and depression.
Mania is a feeling of extreme excitement and euphoria. During a manic episode, a person with bipolar disorder feels very up and has high levels of energy. They may also feel overly powerful or talented and make poor decisions.
Depression is an intense feeling of sadness and despair. During a depressive episode, a person with bipolar disorder has no energy or motivation and feels sad and hopeless.
The highly skilled team at Zeam Medical Group takes an individualized approach to bipolar disorders. Before making any specific treatment recommendations, the team completes a thorough evaluation that might include medical and psychological testing.
Treatment for bipolar disorders usually includes a combination of psychotherapy and medication management.
The team utilizes a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you understand your mood disorder and recognize the thoughts and behaviors that trigger your symptoms.
Zeam Medical Group also provides group therapy, trauma therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy.
Medication management includes the psychiatric medications the team uses to help manage your bipolar disorder symptoms. The team works closely with you to help you find the right medication, or medications, that best manage your symptoms.
Bipolar disorders are life-long mental illnesses that require ongoing medical care and management. For comprehensive care from a team that can meet all your health needs, call Zeam Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.