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 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

talking slowly

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:

  • Medication
  • 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 for Bipolar Treatment Today

If you are looking for psychiatric treatment for Bipolar Disorder near the Plano area, please contact Dr. Friedman today.