We Treat Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic/hypomanic highs. The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, but a combination of genetics, environment, altered brain structure, and altered brain chemistry may play a role.

What are the types of bipolar disorders?

  • • Bipolar 1 with or without psychosis
  • • Bipolar 2 with or without psychosis
  • • Cyclothymia
  • • Rapid cycling bipolar
  • • Bipolar with mixed features
  • • Bipolar with seasonal pattern
  • • Unspecified bipolar

Symptoms of bipolar disorder?

  • • Manic episode symptoms include:
  • • High energy
  • • Reduced need for sleep
  • • Loss of touch with reality
  • • Risky behaviors

Depressive episode symptoms include:

  • • Low energy
  • • Low motivation
  • • Loss of interest in daily activities

What can I do?

Most mental health disorders can be treated through psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication management, or a combination of these two treatments. At A Better Outlook Psychiatry & Addiction, we specialize in treatments focused on medications, but also provide counseling therapy when appropriate. We may refer one of our community partners to you if you require or desire more intensive talk therapy. We can also review the evidence surrounding alternative and complementary treatment options such as herbal supplements.

Your first step is to contact our office for a new patient evaluation. Our providers will not attempt to sell you on or force you to any specific treatment. Think of your first appointment as an education about your diagnosis as well as the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment options.