Bipolar disorder affects more than two million men and women in the U.S. every year. It impacts their mood and can cause extreme highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). There are several treatment options for bipolar disorder through an accredited treatment center in Portland. A bipolar disorder treatment program involves a combination of behavioral and holistic therapy and medication to reduce the symptoms causing the most harm.
At Crestview Recovery, we work with men and women from all walks of life who are struggling with bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, or other mental health illnesses. Our beautiful and spacious center give patients the time and space they need to work on their recovery, surrounded by staff who dedicate themselves to seeing them reach their goals. For more information on mental health treatment programs, call 866.262.0531 or send us a message online, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a disease that affects the way people see themselves and the world around them. It’s characterized by extreme mood swings where patients can seem unusually energetic and upbeat or have an exaggerated sense of well-being during manic episodes. Conversely, they can experience sadness, insomnia, trouble concentrating, and other symptoms during a depressive episode. In some cases, patients can experience both repeated mania and depressive episodes.
There are three main types of bipolar disorder:
Bipolar Disorder I
Patients with this type of disorder will experience manic episodes followed by hypomania, or less severe manic episode, or a depressive episode. In some cases, patients may experience psychosis.
Bipolar Disorder II
This type is characterized by one depressive episode and one hypomanic episode. Patients don’t experience full manic episodes.
This type involves multiple hypomanic and depressive episodes within a two-year time period for adults and one year for children.
Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
At Crestview Recovery, we have experience treating bipolar disorder and other mental health disorders at our discreet facility. We take the time to get to know all patients and build relationships. The objective is for them to feel comfortable opening up and talking about their feelings.
While there is no cure for bipolar disorders, there are several evidence-based treatments and medications that allow patients to manage their symptoms and lead productive lives. Here are some of the best ways to treat bipolar disorder:
Patients will participate in various types of behavioral therapy. During sessions, therapists will work one-on-one with patients to uncover the root cause of the disorder and teach them how to process their feelings. They develop healthy coping skills to manage their symptoms and practice them with their peers during group therapy.
Medications such as mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotics have proven to be effective in reducing many of the symptoms of manic and depressive episodes. Medical staff will administer medications and adjust the dosage to find the right combination of medications for the most benefits. When combined with therapy, medication can help people manage their mental health in the long term.
One important step in recovery is family therapy. This allows for parents, siblings, and spouses to talk about any feelings or frustrations they have while in a safe environment. At the same time, everyone learns how they can be supportive during and after recovery.
Family therapy sessions may include discussions about trigger avoidance, communication skills, relapse prevention strategies, and more. With the help of a professional therapist, family members can develop healthier relationships that promote recovery. Additionally, family members learn how to recognize signs of relapse in their loved one and how to support them through it.
Crestview Recovery: Your Top Resource for Treating Bipolar Disorder in Portland
Anorexia is a serious mental health disorder that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. At Crestview Recovery, we provide individualized care to help you or your loved one overcome anorexia. Our team of experienced professionals will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific situation. As a result, you can get the most out of your recovery journey.
Our treatment options include nutritional counseling, therapy, support groups, and lifestyle changes to help you address the underlying issues that are causing your anorexia. We also provide family education services so that everyone in your life can understand how to help and support you throughout this process.
Don’t wait any longer to get help with anorexia. Contact our compassionate team at Crestview Recovery today and begin taking steps toward a healthier future. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Together, we can work towards lasting recovery and improved well-being for you or your loved one.
We understand that recovery is a journey, not a destination. Call us now at 866.262.0531 to learn more about our anorexia treatment options. We are here for you.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.