What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Have you ever been so happy about something and then your mood suddenly changes to sadness or anger, but you’re not sure why? Have your sleep patterns been “off” or have you experienced periods of time where you are very inactive with no desire to do anything? If so, you may be experiencing mood episodes, which occur very frequently with people suffering from Bipolar Disorder.
Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder which causes changes in an individual’s moods, energy levels and prevents the ability to handle day to day tasks. Episodes usually last for a period of at least one week, but can continue for months. This condition usually begins in a person’s teens, but can affect children and adults. However, this illness, if diagnosed early, can be treated and the individual can lead a normal life.
Signs & Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
Diagnosing an individual “bipolar” is not easy and people can suffer for years before being diagnosed. Sometimes the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder can mimic those of a substance abuser, or reflect some other medical problem. However, signs and symptoms of a Bipolar Disorder may include:
- Periods of intense emotion
- Unusual sleep patterns
- Abnormal or risky behaviors
- Unusual activity levels
- Suicidal thoughts
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder at the Florida House Experience
Here at The Florida House Experience, we pride ourselves in being on the forefront of mental health care, offering cutting-edge approaches that integrate the medical, psychiatric, and clinical components of treatment, such as our Neuro-Rehabilitative Services. We firmly believe that any mental health disorder diagnosis should be quantifiable and that the recommended treatments for our patients have been proven effective.
While other treatment centers diagnose based only the description of symptoms, also known as “guess work,” we utilize a series of biometrics, based on brain imaging, genetic blood testing, and other advanced protocols to provide our patients with a full interpretation of their condition. These biometrics and diagnostic tools are used to scientifically track the progression of treatment and even predict when our patients will experience a “flare-up” with their disorder. By using state-of-the-art systems, like our qEEG-guided Neurofeedback, we are able to personalize each patients’ treatment plan to fit their specific needs. In order to satisfy the needs of each patient, we offer an 8-Tier Neuro-Rehabilitative treatment program which includes:
- Comprehensive Neuro-Psychological Testing
- Heart Rate Variability & Biosound Monitoring
- Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG)
- QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback Training
- Electrical Nerve Stimulation Therapy
- High Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Stimulation Therapy
- Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy
- Computerized Cognitive Brain Training