Do you have mood swings that shift from a deep depression to an intense high? If so, you might have bipolar disorder. At Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc., Nadja Nelson-Zeno, MSN, PMHNP-BC, and her team of experts have many years of experience providing patient-focused treatments and care. They can help you manage your symptoms so you can live a fulfilled life. Call the Midlothian, Texas, office today to book an appointment or click the online scheduling option. They also provide telehealth.

What is bipolar disorder?

When you have bipolar disorder, you experience severe mood swings that take you from depressed to euphoric episodes. The symptoms can negatively impact your quality of life.

The three main types of bipolar disorder:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I disorder causes you to have extreme mood swings between depression and mania. However, you can experience normal moods between the two extremes.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II disorder is when you have severe mood swings between depression and mania, but your manic symptoms aren’t as intense as someone with bipolar I.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder is the mildest form. This type is typically diagnosed when you have disruptive mood swings for two years, but your symptoms don’t qualify as bipolar I or II criteria. You have mood swings consistently, but the intensity of the ups and downs isn’t nearly as severe as those with bipolar I or II.

The team at Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc., has the expertise to accurately diagnose which type of bipolar disorder you might have.

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Symptoms of bipolar fall under two categories: depressive and manic.

Depressive symptoms include:

  • Sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Low energy
  • Unable to enjoy life
  • Change in appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Disruptive sleep patterns
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Manic symptoms include:

  • Elevated elation
  • Insomnia
  • Jumpy
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Risky or impulsive behaviors
  • Nervousness
  • High energy
  • Talkative

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, call Peace, Hope & Harmony, Inc., immediately. They can accurately diagnose your condition and provide treatment.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Your provider begins with a psychiatric consultation and an evaluation. They can also provide pharmacogenetic testing, which helps identify medications that better match your genetic makeup.

Every patient receives a personal, customized plan. You don’t have to worry about getting a prepackaged treatment formula for your condition. Their personal care goes above and beyond as they work with you to help you experience a highly successful outcome.

With a modern pharmacological approach, you can safely rely on their expertise as they walk side-by-side with you on your journey to better mental health. They can change your treatment as they learn how it’s working for you.

To learn more about bipolar disorder, reach out today by phone or book online, or consider a telehealth visit.