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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Frequently Asked Questions About Bipolar Disorder

Aspects that might increase the danger of creating bipolar affective disorder or act as a trigger for the initial episode include: Having a first-degree loved one, such as a mom and dad or brother or sister, with bipolar affective disorder. Durations of high stress and anxiety, such as the death of an enjoyed one or various other terrible events. Medicine or alcoholic abuse.

Bipolar problem is unusual in the basic populace, as is extremely high intelligence, so examining huge numbers of people is needed for reputable discovery of any organization between both.

Bipolar might worsen with age or overtime if this condition is left neglected. As time takes place, a person might experience episodes that are much more severe as well as a lot more regular than when symptoms initially showed up.

People with bipolar experience both episodes of severe anxiety, and also episodes of mania-- overwhelming delight, excitement or joy, significant power, a minimized demand for sleep, as well as minimized restraints. The experience of bipolar is distinctly individual. No 2 people have exactly the exact same experience.

Although the signs reoccur, bipolar affective disorder normally calls for lifetime therapy as well as does not vanish on its very own. Bipolar affective disorder can be a crucial factor in suicide, work loss, as well as family members' discord, however, proper treatment brings about far better outcomes.

So no, not everyone who has bipolar affective disorder understands they have it. There are great deals of reasons that somebody with the bipolar affective disorder could not recognize it-- or why they might reject having it even if they do.

Bipolar disorder is extensively thought to be the outcome of chemical inequalities in the mind. The chemicals in charge of regulating the mind's features are called natural chemicals and consist of noradrenaline, serotonin as well as dopamine.

Bipolar affective disorder is taken into consideration as a disability under the ADA, much like the loss of sight or several sclerosis. You might likewise receive Social Safety benefits if you can not work.

Bipolar illness is often inherited, with hereditary variables accounting for around 80% of the cause of the problem. Bipolar illness is one of the most likely psychological disorders to be given by family. If one mom and dad has the bipolar affective disorder, there's a 10% chance that their youngster will create the disease.

Lots of people with bipolar illness have loved ones with various other states of mind, anxiousness, and also psychotic problems (such as depression or schizophrenia). These conditions might run in households partly since they share some hereditary risk factors with bipolar disorder.

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