In Bend

Bend, OR

Extreme depression characterized by hopelessness and equally extreme manic episodes characterized by high energy that last for two weeks or more are signs of bipolar disorder. Both the depressive episodes and manic episodes can be disruptive to your daily life and the life of your family in Bend, Oregon yet few immediately recognize the mood swings as signs of a mental health disorder that requires treatment.

Mental illness is exceedingly common in Oregon: about 137,000 adults struggle with some type of mental health disorder according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). If someone in your family in Bend, OR is fighting symptoms that you believe require treatment, don’t hesitate to call and find a program that can give you the help you need.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Unlike regular mood swings, the cycles of bipolar disorder can last for weeks or even months at a time, changing unexpectedly and varying in intensity. Depending upon which part of the cycle you are experiencing, the symptoms will be different. For example, manic episodes may be characterized by:

  • Grandiose ideas about yourself and your capabilities
  • High energy
  • Taking on big or detailed projects
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate; flitting from one thing to the next
  • Racing thoughts and rapid speech

At the other end of the spectrum, depressive episodes may be characterized by:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability
  • Inability to feel joy
  • Feeling hopeless and worthless

Vacillating between the two extremes, with either mood period lasting from a few days to a few weeks, can mean it’s time to seek help.

Is Bipolar Disorder Treatment the Right Step for You?

If you are unable to stop your moods from taking over your life, mental health treatment for bipolar disorder may be the answer. Call now to discuss your choices in mental health care. We are standing by to help Bend, OR residents find the help they need.

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Bend Treatment Centers

Bend, OR 97701
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