Characterized by severe mood swings such as recurring, interrelated episodes of extreme excitability and depression, bipolar disorder (BP) is among the major contributors of mortality and psychiatric disability across the world.
The severity and symptoms of bipolar disorder may vary. While some people may experience distinct manic or depressed states very frequently, some may live without symptoms for extended periods, sometimes for years. Generally, symptoms of bipolar disorder can be divided into two major phases:
Bipolar disorder can coexist with other mental health conditions such as
Although it is difficult to ascertain clear causes of bipolar disorder, persistent stress, heredity, chronic anxiety disorders, abnormal brain structure and function, among others may attribute to the problem.
At Athena, we have a specialized team of healthcare professionals that ensures proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment of various forms of bipolar disorder.
At Athena, we integrate medication management, psychotherapy and experiential therapy in accordance with the specific requirements of an individual to treat bipolar disorder.
Some of the common medications used to treat bipolar disorder include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and atypical antipsychotics.
Psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach to provide support, education and guidance to individuals with various behavioral health problems. Some of the commonly used psychotherapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family-focused therapy, group and individual psychotherapy, interpersonal and social psychotherapy, and psychoeducation.
Athena Behavioral Health holds expertise in offering a multitude of non-chemical treatment modalities to help reduce the severity and occurrence of symptoms while preventing relapse and improving a patient’s cognition and self-awareness. Our innovative rehabilitation centers in India provide a safe and secure environment to help patients recover in minimum possible time.
In addition to CBT and psychoeducational groups, we are engaged in organizing experiential and alternative therapeutic activities aimed at stabilizing mood. Some of these activities include meditation, yoga and exercise, among others.
To know more about our treatment programs, call at our 24/7 helpline number 9289086193. Alternatively, you can also chat online with our mental health experts to understand how Athena can help you or a loved one overcome bipolar disorder.