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Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health condition that affects millions of people every year. While bipolar disorder is incurable, it can be effectively treated and managed with the right interventions and individualized care. At Peachtree Wellness Solutions, we provide access to comprehensive treatment programs personalized to each individual to help them successfully manage their condition and related symptoms to lead productive and fulfilling lives. 

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Peachtree Wellness is an industry leader in mental health treatment. Our team of top medical experts specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and are committed to ensuring that each patient is treated as an individual. Call us today, we’re available 24/7.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder where the individual experiences extreme mood swings ranging from highs to lows. High periods are referred to as mania or manic episodes, while low periods are referred to as depressive episodes. Some people can experience one type of episode and go for days, weeks, or longer before experiencing the other. In some cases, some people only experience manic episodes. 


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How Do I Know I Need Bipolar Disorder Treatment?

It is important to be aware of common signs and symptoms to know if you need bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta, such as:

  • Extreme mood swings: If you notice you experience periods of increased energy levels and elevated moods, accompanied by impulsive behaviors, and these are followed by periods of sadness, lack of energy, and depressive symptoms, you may have bipolar disorder.
  • Frequent changes in sleep patterns: If you find you sleep less when you are feeling upbeat and full of energy and sleep more during depressive episodes, it could be a sign of bipolar disorder.
  • Problems with daily functions: If you notice you are having difficulties with work, school, maintaining relationships, or being able to care for yourself, you may need bipolar treatment.
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide: During depressive episodes, if you are contemplating self-harm or suicide, it is vital to seek help immediately. 
  • Family history of mental health disorders: If you have a family history of mental health disorders, not just bipolar disorder, it can increase the risks of developing mental health conditions yourself. 

Types of Bipolar Disorder

There are generally three types of bipolar disorder as follows:

  • Bipolar I: This type of bipolar disorder is where the person experiences extreme manic episodes that last a week or longer. In some cases, they become so intense they require hospitalization. The person will also experience depressive episodes. 
  • Bipolar II: This type of bipolar disorder is where the individual cycles through hypomanic and depressive episodes. However, manic episodes are not as intense and extreme as Bipolar I.
  • Cyclothymic Disorder: This is a milder form of Bipolar II, where the individual experiences both hypomanic and depressive episodes that have occurred for at least two years or longer. They can also have regular periods lasting up to two months between episodes.  

Our Bipolar Disorder Treatment Programs

At Peachtree Wellness Solutions, we offer several levels of care to help treat bipolar disorder in Atlanta, including: 

  • Residential Program: Our residential program provides round-the-clock care and support in a highly structured and intensive therapeutic environment. Individuals remain at our facility while being treated. 
  • PHP: Our PHP (partial hospitalization program) is for people who need the intensity and structure of our residential program but do not require 24/7 supervision. People attend treatment sessions daily while returning home in the evenings. 
  • IOP: Our IOP (intensive outpatient program) is for individuals with mild to moderate bipolar disorder who can effectively manage their symptoms outside of treatment. Sessions are held several times weekly, usually for three to four hours. This program offers the most flexibility to allow people to manage personal commitments and responsibilities. IOPs are also beneficial for people transitioning from a higher level of care who still need ongoing support. 

How Is Bipolar Disorder Treated?

Bipolar disorder is treated using a combination of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic modalities, along with medications. Some of the more common medications used to treat this mental health condition include:

  • Mood stabilizers to help stabilize moods and prevent extreme manic and depressive episodes.
  • Antipsychotics to help manage extreme manic episodes.
  • Antidepressants to help address depressive symptoms when necessary. 
  • Benzodiazepines to help relieve anxiety and address insomnia during manic episodes.
  • Antidepressants to help those with severe depressive episodes.

Our Bipolar Treatments

Our bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta includes developing a personalized care and treatment plan after a thorough evaluation and assessment. Your individualized treatment could consist of the following:

Find Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Atlanta

It is easy to find effective bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta at Peachtree Wellness Solutions. When you are tired of letting your bipolar disorder symptoms control your life, we are here to help. Our caring and compassionate team of medical professionals is here to support you with personalized treatments to fit your objectives and goals. Contact us today to discover the path to a brighter tomorrow and improve mental well-being.

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

More on Bipolar Disorder

The duration of bipolar disorder treatment in Atlanta at Peachtree Wellness Solutions will vary based on the individual’s specific diagnosis and treatment needs. We work with our clients to help determine the most appropriate level of care and treatment length. Once they complete their treatment program, we help them develop an effective aftercare plan to ensure they are equipped to continue to successfully manage their condition.

Bipolar treatment at Peachtree Wellness Solutions can be effective when individuals follow their care and treatment plan. Using a combination of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic modalities, along with medication management, individuals with this mental health condition can lead rewarding and fulfilling lives while effectively managing their symptoms.

According to NAMI, approximately 2.8% of individuals in the United States are diagnosed with bipolar disorder annually. While the average age of onset is 25, bipolar can occur in tweens, teens, and older adults. 

83% of those diagnosed with this mental health disorder have severe bipolar disorder. Among 13 to 18-year-olds, 2.9% have bipolar disorder. Additionally, bipolar disorder affects adult men and women equally. However, in teens, females have a higher prevalence of 3.3% compared to 2.6% for males. 

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