Bipolar Disorder (sometimes called manic-depression) is a medical condition caused by a change in certain brain chemicals that regulate mood. The person experiences extreme mood swings from very high and over-excited to very low and depressed.
The person may be affected so much that he or she becomes psychotic, or loses touch with reality. People with bipolar disorder can be impulsive, making big-life decisions (such as starting a new business) with little thought or planning, or imagine that they are more important or influential than they really are.
The duration of the highs and lows may vary and can last for days, weeks or months. For some people, a lengthier period of depression follows with people feeling extremely sad, helpless and pessimistic.
The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder generally respond well to treatment, and most people can recover, although they may need to continue to manage the condition throughout their life.
Life Resolutions can help people with Bipolar, and their family, to come to terms with the condition, learn about the condition, identify early warning signs for manic or depressive episodes, and learn skills to better cope.
The best outcomes are known to occur when both psychology and medication are used together, so your psychologist can help you also manage your medication with the support of your treating doctor.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, EFTPOS or cheque at all Life Resolutions locations.
Where is Our Bipolar Disorder Service Located?
We are conveniently located 1 Lincoln Road, Essendon, VIC 3040.
To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256