Bi-Polar Disorder Treatment in Plano, TX
At Friedman Psychiatry in Plano, TX, we understand the unique complexities of bipolar disorder and the importance of a comprehensive, personalized treatment approach. Our team of highly skilled psychiatrist collaborates to create individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.
Our commitment to evidence-based practices means that we integrate the latest advancements in the field of psychiatry into our treatment protocols. We offer therapeutic interventions, including medication management, psychotherapy, and additional approaches to help address the biological, psychological, and social aspects of bipolar disorder in Richardson, Allen, and Murphy. Call our mental health clinic in Plano, TX at (972) 905-1597 to schedule an appointment today!
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental disease that causes rapidly changing levels in your mood, energy, and activity as well as your ability to focus and carry out typical daily activities.
Here at Friedman Psychiatry we provide the best in psychiatric care and counseling for adults at our psychiatric clinic in Plano, TX. Our mental health providers in Plan0 provide comprehensive diagnosis & personalized treatment plans for patients experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Types of Bipolar Disorders
Dr. Friedman may diagnose you with a particular type of bipolar disorder, this will depend on how certain bipolar moods and symptoms influence you and how you experience them.
- Bipolar I Disorder – This disorder can last at least a week long. People may experience depressive episodes that last at least 2 weeks, or it may include manic episodes that can require hospitalization. Some people experience a mix of both symptoms simultaneously.
- Bipolar II Disorder – This disorder is characterized by a sequence of depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes. This does not include, however, the full-blown manic episodes that are typically seen in Bipolar I.
- Cyclothymic Disorder – This disorder is characterized by episodes of hypomanic symptoms as well as multiple episodes of depression that lasts at least two years.
Signs of Bipolar Disorder
People with bipolar disorder often experience episodes of very intense emotions, disturbances in sleep patterns, and engage in uncharacteristic behavior without realizing the harmful effect it has on their body.
You may also have bipolar disorder even if your symptoms are less extreme. For example, during a hypomanic episode, a person may feel fine and keep up with daily life. Without proper treatment, however, people with hypomania can develop severe mania or depression.
According to Health Line signs for bipolar disorder are usually divided by mania and depression:
Signs of mania
feeling overly happy or “high” for long periods of time
feeling jumpy or “wired”
having a reduced need for sleep
talking very fast, often with racing thoughts and rapid changes of topic
feeling extremely restless or impulsive
becoming easily distracted
feelings of grandiosity, which is when you feel you’re very important or have important connections
feeling as if you can do anything
engaging in risky behavior, like having impulsive sex, gambling with life savings, or going on big spending sprees
having a low appetite
Signs of depression
feeling sad or hopeless for long periods of time
withdrawing from friends and family
losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed
having a significant change in appetite
feeling severe fatigue or lack of energy
feeling slowed down and unable to carry out simple tasks
sleeping too much or too little
having problems with memory, concentration, and decision making
thinking about death or suicide or attempting suicide
Are There Treatments for Bipolar Disorder?
Once your doctor has diagnosed you with Bipolar Disorder (I or II), you will discuss the best treatment plan. Treatments range from medication to various types of therapy that have been shown to help other people with this disorder.
Common Treatments for Bipolar Disorder
Common treatments include, but are not limited to:
- Behavioral Therapy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
You will need to discuss these treatment plans with your doctor as they will be the ones managing your treatment progress. In addition, there may also be a psychologist and psychiatric nurse practitioner to administer the treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment on Bipolar Treatment Today
If you are looking for psychiatric treatment for Bipolar Disorder near the Plano area, please contact Dr. Friedman today at (972) 905-1597.