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Bipolar Disorder Rehab Treatment

Written By Stuart Croft
Reviewed By Tiffany Green
Medically Reviewed By Wajahat Choudhry
Updated January 11, 2023

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition characterised by significant mood swings. Those suffering from bipolar disorder typically sway between two states: mania (or hypomania) and depressive episodes. During manic phases, patients might experience heightened energy levels, a reduced need for sleep, elevated motivation levels for completing goal-oriented tasks, and increased talkativeness. The depressive state typically leads to sadness, hopelessness, a loss of interest in pleasurable activities, and fatigue. In severe cases, it could also lead to thoughts of self-harm and even suicide.

Living with bipolar disorder can make it difficult to maintain normal and healthy relationships and meet personal and work responsibilities. This can severely affect their career outlook and quality of life.

Gladstones Clinic addresses the challenges of treating bipolar disorder with a holistic approach that combines psychotherapy, lifestyle counselling, support groups, and various other strategies based on our patients’ individual needs. By focusing on both the psychological and physiological aspects of bipolar disorder, we help our patients regain control over their lives and build resilience against the stressors that contribute to going into a depressive state.

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Learn more about bipolar disorder

What causes bipolar disorder?

As a complex mental health disorder, bipolar disorder typically develops as the resulting interplay of a number of contributing factors. Researchers have found strong links between its development and genetic factors, with many patients having one or more close family members suffering from the same condition. While there isn’t a gene that directly causes bipolar disorder, certain genes likely contribute to an increased risk of developing it in a lifetime.

Neurochemical and physiological factors such as neurotransmitter levels, hormones that affect mood disorders, and brain damage have all also been linked to bipolarism, as have environmental and personal factors such as past trauma or living with high levels of neuroticism.

When to seek treatment for bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition with potentially life-altering ramifications if left untreated. Like other serious mental health disorders, seeking professional mental health services when it affects your quality of life and ability to meet your personal and work responsibilities comes highly recommended. With proper care and treatment, those suffering from bipolar disorder can break free from the mood swings that can cause anxiety, impaired function, and a myriad of other negative effects.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms, please contact Gladstones Clinic for an obligation-free discussion on how we can help you regain control of your emotions.

What happens in bipolar disorder treatment?

1. Assessment & Personalised Treatment Plan

In recognition of the complexity of treating bipolar disorder, Gladstone Clinic places a heavy emphasis on individualised treatment schedules. Our skilled psychologists and recovery team dedicate themselves to understanding your specific circumstances, including the nature of your mood swings, personal history, and any co-occurring mental health issues. This enables us to design and apply effective and impactful treatments based on your unique needs for a lasting, long-term recovery.

2. Behavioural Therapies

Behavioural therapies form the backbone of our bipolar disorder rehab treatment programmes. While each patient can expect treatments tailored to their specific set of needs, there are a number of therapies that have proven to be very successful in helping them understand their condition and develop robust coping strategies. These typically include, but aren’t limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and group therapy. In certain cases, we might also recommend family therapy to help create a home environment conducive to long-term recovery. 

3. Addressing Underlying Issues

Many of our patients seeking bipolar disorder rehab treatment present with coexisting mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. Identifying and treating these underlying conditions forms part of our integrative approach and facilitates a more complete recovery while also reducing the risk of relapse.

4. Aftercare and Ongoing Support

Depending on each individual, complex mental health conditions can take up to several months to fully recover from. While great strides can be made during primary treatment, Gladstones Clinic offers exceptional aftercare and ongoing support services to ensure long-term success. Based on your needs, this could include additional therapy, access to Gladstones recovery resources, and lifelong access to support groups with regularly scheduled meetings.

Get professional help in dealing with bipolar disorder

With personalised care and treatment, comfortable and relaxing facilities, and a 20-year track record of successfully treating our patients’ bipolar disorder and other mental health disorders, Gladstones Clinic is the ideal partner to start your journey to recovery. 

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