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Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Atlanta, GA

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Peachtree Recovery Solutions is a leading mental health and addiction treatment facility in Atlanta, offering comprehensive, evidence-based, and holistic treatment of bipolar disorder. Our experienced professionals provide personalized care to help individuals manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and be equipped with the tools they need to achieve long-term recovery.

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When to Get Help for Bipolar Disorder

For many people with bipolar disorder, it is difficult to recognize when to get help. They may not realize their mood changes and behaviors are something to worry about since the manic and depressive episodes do not follow a set pattern. Someone could easily go weeks or longer in between episodes. 

However, suppose you notice that you are experiencing repeated instances where you feel energized, euphoric, and happy, followed by periods where you have low energy and feel sad and depressed. This is often indicative of bipolar disorder. Therefore, it is essential to seek help to obtain a proper diagnosis. 

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Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary widely from person to person. It’s important to note that not everyone with bipolar disorder will experience all these symptoms, and the severity can vary greatly between individuals. Keeping that in mind, some common symptoms of bipolar disorder are as follows.

Manic episodes: 

  • Feeling very high, euphoric, or irritable
  • Extreme energy levels
  • Racing thoughts and speech
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Impulsive behavior, such as reckless spending or engaging in risky activities

Depressive episodes:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite and weight 
  • Sleep disturbances, like insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Fatigue and low energy levels

Mixed episodes: 

In certain situations, some individuals can experience both manic and depressive symptoms simultaneously. For example, they have racing thoughts and speech while not having any interest in hobbies or activities they usually enjoy. 

How Does Treatment for Bipolar Disorder Work?

Bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta usually involves using a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Medications can help with mood stabilization or depressive symptoms. Individual therapy helps individuals better understand bipolar disorder, identify triggers, and develop effective coping strategies. 

Group therapy provides the opportunity for people to connect with others who also have bipolar disorder, share experiences, and build a peer support network. Additionally, lifestyle changes, such as sticking to a regular sleep schedule, eating healthy meals at the same time daily, and exercising daily, can help manage symptoms.  

Our Bipolar Disorder Treatment Programs in Atlanta

Peachtree Recovery Solutions offers different Atlanta bipolar disorder treatment programs designed to meet the unique needs of individuals struggling with this condition, including: 

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our PHP provides a highly structured day program with intensive therapeutic support and medication management. PHPs are for individuals who require a higher level of care but do not need the 24/7 supervision found with residential programs. 
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Our IOP is a step-down level of care from our PHP that offers flexible scheduling while still providing structured individual therapy, group therapy, and medication management sessions.
  • Evening IOP: Our evening IOP is an excellent option for clients with work and family commitments during the day. It provides the same level of care as our daytime IOP. 
  • Outpatient Program (OP): Our OP is designed to provide continued support through individual and group therapy sessions, along with medication management, on a schedule that fits our clients’ needs. Our OP is a step-down level of care from our IOP programs. 
  • Women’s Programs: Our women’s programs are tailored specifically to address the unique needs and experiences of women living with bipolar disorder, offering gender-specific therapies and support groups focused on issues relevant to women’s mental health.
  • Men’s Program: Similarly, we offer a specialized men’s program catering to the specific needs of men living with bipolar disorder, using therapies and treatments focusing on the challenges commonly faced by men struggling with this condition.
  • Aftercare Program: Our aftercare program provides ongoing support to help people continue to manage their bipolar disorder successfully and includes access to resources, ongoing care, and peer support. 

How Can Addiction and Bipolar Exacerbate One Another?

Addiction and bipolar disorder can exacerbate one another in various, complex ways through various actions, such as: 

  • Self-medication of symptoms: Individuals with bipolar disorder may turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with mood swings, depressive symptoms, anxiety, or insomnia. Substance use temporarily numbs emotional pain initially but worsens overall symptoms over time.
  • Impulsivity: Both addiction and bipolar disorder are associated with impulsive behavior that often leads to impulsive decisions and increased risk-taking.
  • Triggering effects: Alcohol and substance abuse can trigger episodes of mania or depression in individuals with bipolar disorder from the chemical effects on the brain.
  • Worsening of symptoms: Prolonged alcohol and substance use disorders and addiction exacerbate the severity and frequency of mood swings and manic and depressive episodes. 

Find Help at Our Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Georgia Today

Get the expert care and support you need to manage your bipolar disorder at Peachtree Recovery Solutions. Our bipolar treatment in Atlanta is designed to help you regain stability, manage symptoms, and improve your quality of life using evidence-based and holistic therapeutic methodologies personalized to your needs and treatment goals. Contact us today to start your journey to reclaim control over your mental health and well-being. 

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