Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from inpatient treatment, an opportunity to enter into a treatment center to recover and gain stability before going back home. At Northern Illinois Recovery, this is a type of treatment we offer.
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What Is Bipolar Disorder?
A person with bipolar disorder has times when they feel full of energy and euphoric. This is followed by periods where they feel sad and lacking interest in things they used to love. These mania and depression episodes typically impact everything a person does, including energy, sleep, and behavior. It can also lead to negative behaviors like drug and alcohol use if not controlled. By working to control bipolar disorder through medication and psychotherapy, these symptoms significantly improve, creating a better life quality.
When Does Bipolar Disorder Benefit from Inpatient Treatment?
Inpatient treatment may seem drastic. It is not easy to leave family and friends. However, this type of treatment is beneficial in some situations:
- A mental health crisis is occurring where there’s a risk to your health.
- Your home life isn’t stable right now.
- You’re using drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism.
- Medication adjustments need to be made in a safe environment.
- There’s a risk of suicide or hurting others.
In these situations, entering treatment allows you to remain safe and your physical needs met while you work to stabilize your mental health. Here, there are many medications and therapies available to provide faster relief from what you feel.
What Happens During Inpatient Treatment?
For those with bipolar disorder, the first step is to understand what’s happening. A full assessment is completed, a formal diagnosis is made, and an individualized treatment plan is created. That’s when the treatment begins:
- Medications to Manage Conditions: The first step is to improve chemical imbalances contributing to bipolar disorder symptoms. There is a range of options, and often, it is necessary to try several to find the most effective one.
- Talk Therapy: Individual and group counseling helps to determine the underlying cause, if possible. This may be past trauma. During therapy, therapists teach about the condition, spot early warning signs of episodes, and manage them when they occur.
- Addiction Treatment: For people who also have an addiction treatment developed from their mental health disorder, dual diagnosis therapy may be necessary. This type of treatment manages both the mental health and addiction components at the same time.
How to Get Help Now
To get help for bipolar disorder, reach out to our team today. Let us provide an assessment and gather insight into what you may be experiencing. We’ll work with you to determine the best type of treatment for your situation. Our team offers a range of therapies to help you. Each one is designed to address your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Inpatient treatment is just one of the options available. It may not be the right choice for your situation. We offer a range of other options to help those not ready or needing this level of care, including:
- Women’s treatment program
- Men’s treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment program
Improvement Starts by Calling Northern Illinois Recovery
Facing the challenges of bipolar disorder allows a person to find freedom. For those with symptoms that are hard to control or a new diagnosis, inpatient treatment may be the right starting point. At Northern Illinois Recovery, we can provide this care to you. To learn about it, call 855.786.1978 or connect online with our team.