Bipolar Disorder Therapy

Bipolar disorder - formerly known as manic depression - is a mood disorder characterised by mood swings between depression and mania. It's a long-term condition that needs ongoing treatment in many cases.

Once diagnosed, it's common to need medication to control the extreme ends of depression and mania. Therapy further supports your everyday functioning, and you can indeed get this online now.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

If you have bipolar disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

TYPES OF BIPOLAR DISORDERS


BIPOLAR I DISORDER

The most severe type of bipolar disorder. The sufferer has had at least one manic episode or mixed episode (where both depression and mania are experienced almost every day for at least a week). There will also most likely be at least one depressive episode. A hypomanic period always precedes the manic stage, and the full mania is usually extreme.

BIPOLAR II DISORDER

Characterised by at least one hypomanic episode (less intense elevated mood compared to full-blown mania) and at least one period of major depression. This diagnosis requires you haven't had a full manic episode, and in between hypomania and depression you can usually lead a normal life.

CYCLOTHYMIC DISORDER

Milder form of bipolar disorder where the sufferer has mood swings between short periods of mild depression and emotional highs over a period of years. The symptoms never quite reach the severity of major depression or a full manic episode.

SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER


MANIC EPISODE (MANIA)

Feeling overly happy, elated or ecstatic - Feeling grandiose or unrealistically confident - Restlessness - Talking and thinking very fast - Impulsivity - Engagement in risky behaviours - Feeling overly irritable - Feeling jumpy and easily agitated - Poor judgement and decision making

DEPRESSIVE EPISODE (DEPRESSION)

Feeling depressed - Feeling sad and hopeless for long periods of time - Suicidal thoughts - Memory problems - Poor concentration - Poor decision making - Appetite loss or decrease - Extreme fatigue - Slow speech - Lack of energy - Withdrawal from social activities - Loss of interest in things you previously found enjoyable

HYPOMANIC EPISODE (HYPOMANIA)

Similar to mania but less severe - Period of continuous disinhibition - Pervasive euphoria - Irritability - Feeling energetic, talkative and confident - Can lead to productivity and excitement - Engaging in risky behaviours

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has several therapists specialising in bipolar disorder and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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