Bipolar disorder therapy helps men and women learn to cope with their various symptoms and triggers and can reduce the number of depressive and manic episodes. Therapy involves a mixture of psychotherapy and medications, with inpatient and outpatient treatment options available through an accredited mental health treatment center. Men and women can work with a therapist in a safe space to talk about their thoughts and emotions and learn how to better manage their symptoms and triggering situations or people.
At Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Substance Use Disorder, we are a full-service treatment facility ready to assist individuals who are struggling with bipolar I, II, or cyclothymic disorders. Our programs use the latest in behavioral therapy and medication-assisted treatments to create an all-encompassing treatment experience. Clients will participate in group and private therapy sessions in a safe and discreet environment surrounded by their peers and 24/7 support. For more information about our addiction therapy services, please call 866.520.2861 or send us a message online today, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a treatable mental health disorder with both depressive and manic, and hypomanic symptoms. It is characterized by episodes of extreme highs (mania or manic) to depressive lows that are similar to major depressive disorder. Episodes can last for a few hours or days to several weeks, with some people experiencing both depressive and manic episodes back to back.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are three main types of bipolar disorders:
- Bipolar disorder I – People with this disorder will experience an increase in energy, an over-inflated sense of well-being, racing thoughts, and other manic symptoms. Some people may experience depressive episodes following a manic or hypomanic episode.
- Bipolar disorder II – This type is characterized by having at least one depressive and one manic or hypomanic episode within a 12-month period. This disorder frequently has co-occurring disorders of anxiety or substance abuse.
- Cyclothymic disorder – For this type, individuals will experience frequent depressive and manic episodes but at a lesser degree than type I and II. Episodes can occur back to back and can last for several hours to days, with periods of normal moods in between.
Men and women with a family history of bipolar disorder are at a higher risk of developing the same disorder. Bipolar disorder can also occur due to childhood trauma, continuous stress, or drug and alcohol abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling with this disorder, help is available at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Substance Use Disorder. We take the time to get to know the exact cause of the disorder and develop a treatment plan to address each client’s unique symptoms.
Types of Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
Enrolling in a bipolar disorder treatment program is the best course of action to take to gain control of symptoms and prevent them from worsening. Bipolar disorder is a lifetime condition that requires extensive therapy and medicine to treat all symptoms.
Here are some of the bipolar disorder therapy services that are included in a treatment program:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is one of the best ways to treat all types of mental health disorders. Therapists work closely with each patient to first uncover the root cause or the specific thoughts or memories that trigger their symptoms. They then use various techniques to break the association between them and the behaviors or symptoms it causes.
Other types of behavioral therapy that can treat bipolar disorders include:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family-focused therapy
Bipolar disorder therapy will include a mix of behavioral and holistic therapies for a well-rounded recovery experience.
Call Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Substance Use Disorder for Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Virtue Recovery Las Vegas – Substance Use Disorder welcomes all Nevada residents who are struggling with a substance use disorder, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions. Our bipolar disorder therapy programs help clients decrease the severity of their symptoms and prevent them from causing a disruption to their daily routines.