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Transform Bipolar Disorders Into Empowerment

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE...

5.7M

Adults in the US have Bipolar Disorders...

4.4%

Appx.

U.S. adults experience bipolar disorder

What Causes Bipolar Disorders?

Bipolar disorder is a complex condition with various contributing factors. Understanding these factors is crucial for developing effective strategies for managing the disorder:

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Childhood Trauma

Experiencing significant emotional distress during childhood, such as neglect, abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional), traumatic events, or the loss of a close family member, can be linked to the development of bipolar disorder. Childhood trauma can significantly impact emotional regulation and contribute to the manifestation of bipolar symptoms.

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Brain Chemistry

Research suggests that bipolar symptoms can be influenced by neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain. Psychiatric medications that act on neurotransmitters have shown effectiveness in treating bipolar symptoms. While the exact relationship between neurotransmitters and bipolar disorder is not fully understood, this points to the role of brain chemistry in the condition.

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Stressful Life Events

Stress is often identified as a trigger for bipolar episodes. Stressful situations like relationship breakdowns, financial struggles, traumatic experiences, or significant life changes can exacerbate symptoms or lead to the onset of mood episodes. Effectively managing stress is a crucial aspect of bipolar disorder care.

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Family Links

There is evidence of a genetic component in bipolar disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder are more likely to have family members who also experience bipolar moods and symptoms. While there isn't a single "bipolar gene," family links underscore the complex interplay between genetic factors and environmental influences.

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Medication, Drugs, and Alcohol

Certain medications, drugs, and alcohol can impact mood and exacerbate bipolar symptoms. Some medications, including those for physical conditions and certain antidepressants, may induce hypomanic or manic states. Substance use, especially alcohol and recreational drugs, can mimic or intensify bipolar symptoms. It's crucial to discuss medication concerns with healthcare providers.

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Comprehensive Approaches to Bipolar Disorder Treatments

Bipolar disorder is a complex condition that requires lifelong management. Effective treatment aims at controlling symptoms and enhancing overall well-being. Here are common approaches to bipolar disorder treatment:

  • Medications: Medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety medications may be used to treat bipolar disorder.

  • Psychotherapy: Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) focuses on stabilizing daily routines, emphasizing consistent sleep, wake, and meal times. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) identifies and replaces negative beliefs and behaviors, aiding stress management, trigger identification, and coping skills.

  • Substance Abuse Treatment: Vital for individuals with bipolar disorder and concurrent substance abuse issues. This may include individual, family, or group counseling.

If you're ready to receive help with your Bipolar Disorders, reach out to our compassionate psychiatrists today!

Bipolar Disorder FAQs

  • What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
  • How does TMS work?
    TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
  • How long is TMS treatment?
    A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.
  • Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
    A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
  • Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
    TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort —generally mild to moderate—occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment
  • Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
    No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.
  • Does it hurt?
    While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week of treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.

WHY CPS

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services (CPS) stands as a prominent ally for individuals grappling with bipolar disorder. Our team of highly skilled professionals specializes in the comprehensive management of bipolar disorders, offering expert and personalized care. CPS is committed to evidence-based treatments, conducting thorough assessments, and adopting a patient-centered approach, making us a premier choice for those seeking effective support in navigating the challenges of bipolar disorder.

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