Bipolar disorder can be a crippling disease. Sometimes it might not even seem manageable. It can show up in the form of extreme mood swings, manic depressiveness, episodes, and in a number of other ways. No matter what way bipolarity manifests itself, it’s a problem that can’t be left alone, but it should never be something that has to be faced alone.

familyfirst provides a full range of medical services to help patients cope with bipolar disorder in its various forms. No two patients are the same, so no two treatment programs are the same.

Bipolar By the Numbers

Bipolar disorder affects over 5.7 million American adults, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. That’s about 2.6% of the population. Median age is 25 years old, although it’s an illness that can come about in early childhood, or well into a person’s 40s or 50s. Bipolar disorder is equally common in men and women.

Family First Woman with Bipolar Disorder

What is Considered An Intense Mood Swing?

Feelings are often hard to define, because they’re so complicated to begin with. Words often fail us. Was that sadness or pathos I just felt? Was that anger or frustration? Sometimes bipolar disorder will leave you with feelings of sadness or loneliness. Other times you might feel like you’re taking over the world, full of energy and promise, only to come crashing down, alternating between depression or straight up mania.

It’s possible to have multiple symptoms at once, if you can imagine such a thing. Mood swings can also show up in different patterns, bursts, and frequencies.

Stop Yourself and Call Dr. Nasser if You’re Experiencing Any of the Following Symptoms:

  • Trouble Focussing
  • Abusive Behavior
  • Frivolous Spending
  • Reckless Sexual Behavior
  • Taking Abnormal Risks
  • Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Feeling Sensitive, Irritable, or Discontent
  • Excitement / Wiredness
  • Feelings of Power and Importance
  • Restless Thoughts
  • Fast Talking
Family First Counseling Bipolar

Bipolar disorder is largely believed to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Genetics can be a factor. It’s no one’s fault. But you have to make the choice to get help. Then, once you get the medical assistance you need, you will have the guidance and tools to navigate a fruitful life.

If you think you have bipolar disorder, please contact us today.

It’s time to talk to a doctor about bipolar disorder. If you don’t have a doctor, call familyfirst. If you suffer from bipolar disorder in Antelope Valley, CA, we can help. We’ll schedule your initial consultation where we’ll provide precise diagnosis via physical exam and mental assessment. Together, we’ll get you to a place of health, balance, and possibility.