Bipolar Disorder

Diagnosis, Treatment, & Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Aura MD is a trusted provider of treatment for bipolar disorders diagnosed in adults.

Our certified psychiatrists serving the Houston area have spent years developing a compassionate and welcoming environment that seeks to help our patients find individualized treatments specifically formulated for their condition – including diagnosis, management options and more.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Cyclothymic Disorders

This is often characterized by manic and depressive stages. However, in cyclothymic disorders, the degree of manic and depressive stages is a lot less when compared to those experienced by bipolar people.

The fluctuation in mood is experienced typically for prolonged periods of time and a minimum of 2 years of symptoms.

 

Bipolar 1 and Bipolar 2

Bipolar disorder can be exhibited in two different forms. Bipolar I and Bipolar II.

Bipolar II is characterized by a much shorter and less intense exhibition of Bipolar disorder symptoms. While the symptoms may be shorter and less intense, patients who have been diagnosed often benefit from treatment as well.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

It’s a difficult challenge to stay active and productive when you’re dealing with bipolar disorder.

Mood episodes often last for days, weeks or months at time are sometimes so debilitating that it can make daily life unusually challenging. Mania commonly presents with too much energy, reduced need of sleep and the person might not be able to distinguish what they feel from reality.   There are typically distinct separate episodes of  depression of feeling unusually low, losing interest in usual enjoyable activities and feeling hopeless for no apparent reason.

Manic Symptoms associated with Bipolar Disorders
Depressive Symptoms

Testing for Bipolar Disorder

A diagnosis for bipolar disorder can only be confirmed by mental health professionals through a detailed consultation of the patient’s current and past symptoms. AuraMD uses evidence-based approaches to help patients better manage their symptoms so that they may live as healthy, happy individuals.

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