Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Bipolar Disorder & Addiction

Content Overview: Bipolar disorder is a mental illness commonly associated with substance abuse. Learn more about the signs of bipolar disorder, and how South Coast Counseling can help.

A mental disorder that is identified by alternating periods of depression and elation, bi-polar disorder can cause changes in thinking, energy, sleep and behavior. Those suffering from the disorder have periods in which they are sad and hopeless and times when they are energized and overly happy. They can also show impulsive tendencies, experience delusions, experience hallucinations and suffer from irritability. Some people with such a disorder may become suicidal.

There are different kinds of bipolar disorder. Bipolar 1 is characterized by at least one full-blown maniac episode that lasts at least a week or of any duration if it requires hospitalization. Bipolar 2 is very severe, resulting in the patient displaying prominent euphoria, volatility, irritability and high levels of aggression and paranoia.

Co-Occurring Disorders We Treat

  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obessesive-Compulsive Personality Disoder
  • Bipolar Disorder (1,2, and Cyclothymic)
  • Chronic Mild Depression/ Dsythmia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Opposistional Defiance Disorder
  • Insomnia Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome

Cyclothymic disorder is a rare condition. It has mild mood swings, but does need treatment from a medical provider or mental health professional. Usually, an anti-depressant is prescribed and the patient needs counseling or therapy for the long-term. Here at South Coast Counseling, we treat all forms of bipolar disorder including cases where it’s accompanied with prescription drug addiction, or with valium addiction and alcohol abuse.

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Contact us today to learn more about our bipolar treatment options. We take pride in offering a great selection of treatment options so we can address the needs of every client we encounter.

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