Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder services throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

An estimated 1 in 40 Americans experience extreme mood swings due to bipolar disorder. If you need help managing the manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder, you can find the help you need at Joy Mental Fitness, which has offices in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts. The experienced team customizes a treatment plan using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other techniques to understand the impact bipolar disorder has on your life. Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online directly, or email us at contact@joymental.com and our staff will reach out to you within 24 hours. 

Bipolar Disorder Q&A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings and changes in your energy levels.

There are three categories of bipolar disorder that describe the symptoms you experience:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I disorder involves manic episodes where you experience an extreme increase in your energy levels followed by a major depressive episode.

During a manic episode, you might experience high levels of productivity and feelings of euphoria. The depressive symptoms that follow mania can include persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II disorder causes at least one major depressive episode and one hypomanic episode. Hypomanic is less severe than the manic episodes of bipolar I.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder features multiple episodes of hypomania and depressive symptoms that persist for two years or longer in adults or one year or longer in adolescents.

Joy Mental Fitness specializes in the diagnosis and management of bipolar disorders in adults and adolescents. The specialists customize a care plan to ease the severity of your symptoms and the frequency of manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes.

When should I seek medical attention for bipolar disorder?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Joy Mental Fitness if you or your child has extreme mood swings that interfere with daily life and relationships or if bipolar disorder symptoms cause:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Reckless or impulsive behaviors
  • Financial or legal troubles
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

The providers review your symptoms and the impact they have on your life to create a treatment plan that helps you manage bipolar disorder symptoms in the long-term.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Joy Mental Fitness offers a range of therapy services, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), for individuals and families to improve communication and address the challenges of bipolar disorder.  

Regular therapy sessions help you recognize negative patterns of thoughts and behaviors and provide tools to manage them in a healthy way. Family therapy can also strengthen the family unit and improve support for an individual with bipolar disorder.

Medication is often necessary to stabilize moods and reduce the severity of bipolar symptoms. The team works closely with your psychiatrist to minimize your risk for side effects.

Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule and appointment for bipolar disorder or request an appointment online today.