Bipolar Disorder

Regaining Balance in Your Life

Balancing the Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

We get it, daily life can feel like a rollercoaster and the people around you don’t know how to handle you. The constant ups and downs and mood swings ranging from depression to mania can wreak havoc on you and those you care about most.

Struggling to understand how you can go from such highs to such lows is one of the many reasons to talk with a therapist at Ally Psych. Together, we can help address your symptoms and help you get back to living a more balanced life where you’re in control.

Understanding The Highs and Lows

Everyone experiences the ups and downs of life. For some people, though, the highs and lows are very frequent and can be pretty uncomfortable for you and those that love you. Understanding what you’re experiencing is the first step in getting the help you deserve. To help you talk with your Ally Psych therapist, we created this brief list of common signs and symptoms for you to reference.

Signs & Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

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Extreme Sadness

Feeling depressed or extremely sad without an external cause to match the intensity of your feeling for a significant period of time.

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Racing Thoughts

You feel like your mind is going 100 miles an hour, and you can’t keep track of all of your thoughts.

Mood Swings

You feel, or others report, that you have extreme, quick, and/or frequent changes in mood with no significant external cause.

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Surges of Power/Energy

You feel a decreased need for sleep, possibly staying up multiple days or only sleeping for brief periods of time.

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Risky Behaviors

Engaging in sexual or non-sexual behaviors where you would likely get in trouble if you got caught.

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Inflated Self-Esteem

The sensation that nothing can stop you and that you cannot lose. This typically leads to impulsive decisions with potentially significant consequences.

Finding the Calm and Consistency

We’re Here To Help

We understand that Bipolar Disorder can feel exhausting and scary. You’ve probably already tried things to help yourself but were left without finding something that actually works or is realistic for your life. The therapists at Ally Psych are trained to help you navigate your life by treating you like an individual.

You won’t find any cookie-cutter solutions or one-size-fits-all therapy. In short, we’re here to ride the highs and lows with you until we get you back on track.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Questions about Bipolar Disorder

Maybe. Mood swings are a significant part of Bipolar Disorder, but experiencing mood swings does not mean that it is because of Bipolar Disorder. When you talk with your local Doylestown therapist, we’ll talk about other possible symptoms and your history to get a better understanding.

In the Eating Disorder community of treatment providers and patients, ANA stands for Anorexia Nervosa, MIA stands for Bulimia, and BED stands for Binge Eating Disorder. They’re commonly used as abbreviations and shorthand across medical providers, social media, and popular culture.

Absolutely. Therapy with a trained and licensed therapist is critical in recovering from an Eating Disorder.

Research has shown that one of the most effective forms of therapy for Eating Disorders is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Other forms of therapy that can be helpful include family-based therapy, and other strength-based approaches.

While some individuals do end up going to the hospital as a result of their Eating Disorder, many clients have successful recovery without needing to be admitted to a hospital.

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