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Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment | Nao Medical NYC

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition that affects a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. People with bipolar disorder experience extreme highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression) that can last for days, weeks, or months.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • Mania: elevated or irritable mood, increased energy, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, grandiosity, reckless behavior
  • Hypomania: similar to mania but less severe
  • Depression: sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep, suicidal thoughts

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and brain chemistry factors. Some risk factors for bipolar disorder include:

  • Family history of bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions
  • Stressful life events
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Brain structure and function differences

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable condition, and early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes. Treatment options include:

  • Medications: mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants
  • Psychotherapy: cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, family-focused therapy
  • Lifestyle changes: regular exercise, healthy diet, stress management, sleep hygiene

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder, Nao Medical can help. Our mental health services in NYC include therapy, medication management, and support for individuals and families. Book an appointment today to start your journey towards wellness.

FAQs

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings, including episodes of mania or hypomania and depression.

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Symptoms of bipolar disorder include elevated or irritable mood, increased energy, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, grandiosity, reckless behavior, sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep, and suicidal thoughts.

What causes bipolar disorder?

The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and brain chemistry factors.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Treatment options for bipolar disorder include medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes.

Conclusion

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition that requires comprehensive treatment. Nao Medical offers a range of mental health services in NYC to help individuals and families manage bipolar disorder and improve their quality of life. Book an appointment today to learn more.

Learn more about our mental health servicesVisit the CDC’s website for more information on bipolar disorder

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