Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition that is characterized by drastic shifts in mood and energy levels. Thankfully, bipolar disorder is treatable. People who develop this disorder may experience considerable distress, and they may find it difficult or impossible to live a productive and satisfying life. 

At Peachtree Wellness Solutions, we our bipolar disorder treatment facility in Atlanta can help those suffering manage these symptoms. Call us now at 770-202-1274.

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What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a general term that can refer to several types of this mental health condition. The three most common types of bipolar disorder are bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and cyclothymic disorder. 

Depending on the type of bipolar disorder a person develops, they may experience manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes or symptoms.

To meet the clinical criteria for bipolar I disorder, a person must have at least one manic episode. They may also have hypomanic or major depressive episodes.

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How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated in Atlanta?

Bipolar treatment in Atlanta may include therapy, psychiatry, and various other services as needed. 

Therapy can help a person develop effective strategies for managing the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Therapy sessions are safe and supportive places where people can also discuss their feelings, process their experiences, and receive focused feedback from an experienced professional.

Depending on the nature and severity of the bipolar disorder symptoms a person develops, certain prescription medications can also be a beneficial element of care. If our assessment indicates that medication can help a patient, we’ll discuss the features and benefits of each prescription medication with the patient prior to prescribing them.

Bipolar treatment in Atlanta may also involve a variety of additional services, which are described in greater detail near the bottom of this page.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is generally categorized into four primary bipolar types: Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymic disorder, and other specified and unspecified bipolar disorder. Each type has distinct characteristics based on the severity and duration of manic and depressive episodes.

  1. Bipolar I Disorder: Bipolar I is characterized by at least one manic episode that lasts for at least a week or is so severe that hospitalization is necessary. The manic episode may be preceded or followed by hypomanic or major depressive episodes. Manic episodes involve elevated or irritable mood, increased energy or activity, and other symptoms that are severe enough to cause major impairment in life activities or require hospitalization to prevent harm to self or others.

  2. Bipolar II Disorder: Individuals with Bipolar II have experienced at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode, but they have never had a full manic episode. Hypomanic episodes share symptoms with manic episodes but are not as severe and do not cause significant impairment in daily life or require hospitalization. However, the depressive episodes can be quite severe and may be more frequent and last longer than the periods of high mood.

  3. Cyclothymic Disorder (or Cyclothymia): Cyclothymic Disorder is a milder form of bipolar disorder that involves periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms that last for at least two years. However, the symptoms do not meet the diagnostic requirements for a hypomanic episode and a depressive episode.

What to Expect at our Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Atlanta

The goal of our bipolar treatment in Atlanta is not only to manage the acute symptoms of bipolar disorder but also to provide patients with the tools and strategies they need to maintain long-term stability and improve their quality of life.

With three levels of care, each of our programs are tailored to individual needs, providing a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing bipolar disorder. The treatment often includes a combination of medication-assisted treatment, psychotherapy (like cognitive-behavioral therapy or family-focused therapy), lifestyle counseling, and support for any dual diagnosis disorders, such as substance abuse or anxiety. Our programs include the following:

Residential Mental Health Treatment: Residential treatment incorporates a safe, structured, and therapeutic environment where patients stay on-site. Our team focuses on managing bipolar disorder, including monitoring medication, providing psychotherapy, and addressing any co-occurring disorders.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our Atlanta PHP program is step down from residential treatment. PHP provides a high level of care while allowing patients to live at home. Patients typically attend the program for several hours a day, multiple days a week.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): IOP is less intensive than PHP and allows for more flexibility. IOP is often suitable for those with work or family commitments. Regular therapy sessions that focus on managing symptoms, building skills, and preventing relapse.

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has no single known cause. It’s generally believed to be the result of a combination of various factors:

  1. Genetic Factors: Bipolar disorder has a strong genetic component. Having a parent or sibling with bipolar disorder significantly increases the risk of developing the condition. However, it’s important to note that not everyone with a family history of bipolar disorder will develop the illness.

  2. Biochemical Factors: People with bipolar disorder often have physical changes in their brains, such as an imbalance in the levels of neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that the brain uses for communication between nerve cells. These imbalances can lead to the mood swings characteristic of the disorder.

  3. Environmental Factors: Certain environmental factors can trigger bipolar disorder in people who have a genetic predisposition to the condition. These can include severe stress, traumatic experiences, physical illness, or other major life changes.

  4. Psychological Factors: Some research suggests that certain psychological traits, such as high levels of neuroticism, can predispose individuals to developing bipolar disorder. Other psychological factors that may contribute to the condition include high stress levels and significant life changes.

Benefits of Bipolar Treatment in Atlanta

The many benefits of bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta at Peachtree Wellness Solutions include the following:

  • Detailed assessments: We conduct thorough evaluations of each patient so we can be sure we’re providing the focused care that best meets the full scope of their needs.

  • Personalized treatment: Every person who receives treatment for bipolar disorder at our center in Atlanta follows a customized treatment plan.

  • Multiple levels of care: We offer residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program, an intensive outpatient program, and traditional outpatient services. Patients may receive treatment at one or more of these levels depending on their needs, progress, and goals.

  • Variety of services: We offer an array of therapies and services. This allows us to select the elements of care that are right for each patient.

  • Experienced professionals: The dedicated professionals who provide care at Peachtree Wellness Solutions have a wealth of expertise and an unwavering commitment to superior service.

This is by no means of comprehensive list of the many benefits of receiving care at Peachtree Wellness Solutions. To learn more about the many reasons why our bipolar disorder treatment center in Atlanta may be the ideal place for you or someone you care about, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

How Long Does Bipolar Treatment in Atlanta Last?

The amount of time a person receives treatment for bipolar disorder at Peachtree Wellness Solutions will be determined by the scope of their needs, the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders, and their progress toward their goals.

At our bipolar treatment in Atlanta, our decisions are based on what’s best for each individual patient. This includes determining the optimal length of treatment. When a person is ready to transition out of our care, we’ll also provide them with an aftercare plan to ensure they have the continued support they need.

How do I Know I Need Bipolar Treatment in Atlanta?

If you’ve been experiencing dramatic shifts in mood, energy levels, and focus that have undermined your ability to live a healthy and satisfying life, you may be struggling with bipolar disorder.

The only way to know for certain if you need bipolar disorder treatment is to complete a thorough assessment with our admissions team or a qualified healthcare provider who can make an accurate diagnosis. Once you’ve been diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, or another type of bipolar disorder, we can guide you to find the appropriate treatment options right for you.

Contact us immediately. In the case of a medical emergency contact 911 or visit your local emergency department.

Services Offered at Peachtree Wellness Solutions

Personalized care at our bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta may include a wide range of services, including the following:

    • Neurofeedback Therapy: During neurofeedback therapy sessions, patients’ brain waves are measured via noninvasive devices that are placed on their scalp. The purpose of this approach is to improve patients’ mood and ease symptoms of certain mental health conditions.


    • Biosound Therapy: This therapeutic approach uses vibrations and sounds to help people achieve a state of relaxation, with the goal of helping them manage the symptoms of certain mental health disorders and achieve recovery from addiction.


    • EMDR Therapy: This is a dynamic treatment approach that uses intentional rapid eye movements to help people establish healthier responses to traumatic memories.


    • Red Light Therapy: Also referred to as photobiomodulation and low-level laser therapy (LLLT), red light therapy employs near-infrared light to provide relief for people who have been experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other conditions.

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It is no exaggeration to note that untreated bipolar disorder can have a devastating impact on virtually all areas of a person’s life. But when you get the type and level of care that’s right for you, you can manage your symptoms and take greater control of your thoughts and actions. Contact us today to learn more about how Peachtree Wellness Solutions can help you achieve the healthier future you deserve.

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