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Bipolar Disorder Specialist

elevate medical, llc

Psychiatry located in Flatiron, New York, NY

If unusual and intense mood swings interfere with your life, it’s time to schedule a comprehensive evaluation for bipolar disorder. At elevate medical in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City, the experienced psychiatric team offers customized treatment plans to help you stay in control of your moods and behaviors when you’re living with bipolar disorder. For an integrative approach to bipolar disorder treatment, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Bipolar Disorder Q&A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes you to experience unusual mood changes. These changes are episodic and range from periods of extreme ups, where you feel incredible energy and elation, to extreme downs, where you experience persistent hopelessness, sadness, and depressed moods.

Your genetic background and brain function contribute to your risk factors for bipolar disorder. While bipolar disorder is typically uncovered during the teen years, the condition can appear later in adulthood.  

When should I seek treatment for bipolar disorder?

Many who experience symptoms of bipolar disorder don’t always recognize their own behaviors or mood changes. Loved ones are often first to point out unusual changes that may relate to bipolar disorder.

You can schedule a diagnostic evaluation at elevate medical, if you or your loved one find it difficult to control manic and depressive episodes. Common signs that you need medical care for bipolar disorder include:

  • Racing thoughts
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Difficulties falling and staying asleep
  • Thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide

Often, symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe enough to interfere with your job and your usual routine. Elevate medical can help you understand your condition and create a treatment plan that focuses on improving your overall quality of life.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

The most important step in treating bipolar disorder involves an accurate diagnosis. Because symptoms of this condition are similar to many other health conditions, elevate medical takes time to review your personal and family medical history, current health, and symptoms to confirm your diagnosis.

The team offers several treatment options to help you manage and prevent bipolar symptoms while restoring balance in your mind-body connection. These treatments may include:

Psychotherapy

Consistent psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is beneficial for helping you recognize your mood and behavior changes.

Medication

In addition to psychotherapy, you may also need medications to stabilize your moods. Elevate medical works closely with you to determine which medications work best for your condition and lifestyle. They never recommend medications you don’t need and will help you safely taper off medicines when you’re in a better place.

Lifestyle and diet changes

You can also learn about dietary changes that support your bipolar disorder treatment. The providers can recommend daily exercises that help relieve restlessness and excess energy to better manage anxiety and improve your mood.

If you have concerns about bipolar disorder symptoms in yourself or someone you love, call the office or schedule a comprehensive health evaluation online today.