Bipolar disorder causes patients to experience cyclical episodes of depression and mania. This disorder can disrupt the patient’s life considerably. Psychiatric Wellness Center offers diagnosis and treatment to patients with bipolar disorder in Bakersfield, California, and the surrounding area. Patients with the symptoms of this condition can make an appointment with an experienced physician by contacting Psychiatric Wellness Center.
Bipolar disorder is a mental condition characterized by extreme mood swings. Patients with this disorder often experience periods of intense highs and lows. Bipolar disorder can be mild, or it can be debilitating. Either way, this condition usually requires professional treatment.
The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known. However, researchers believe that this disorder occurs because of a combination of genetics and physical changes in the brain. Certain risk factors can raise a person’s chances of developing bipolar disorder, including:
The symptoms of bipolar disorder may vary and can range in severity. Most people with bipolar disorder experience alternating depression and mania. During periods of depression, patients may feel sad, tired, and empty. They may also have trouble with concentration, and they may experience sleep disturbances. During periods of mania, patients usually have unusually high energy. They may be talkative, impulsive, and easily distracted.
When a patient comes in with the symptoms of bipolar disorder, the doctors at Psychiatric Wellness Center will begin by performing a psychiatric assessment to learn about the patient’s symptoms and mental status. To confirm a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the doctor may ask the patient to keep track of their moods for a specific period of time. The final diagnosis of bipolar disorder will be made based on the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Patients with bipolar disorder usually need ongoing professional treatment, but they can improve their condition over time. Some of the treatments available for patients with bipolar disorder include:
At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. At Psychiatric Wellness Center we are currently accepting Medicare insurances. At Psychiatric Wellness Center, we are currently accepting private insurances or self-pay. Please contact one of our offices (661-323-6410 or 661-431-1555) if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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