Bipolar Disorder Treatment Program at Promises Treatment Centers

It’s possible to still live a fulfilling life with bipolar disorder. Promises’ mental health professionals will help you manage your bipolar symptoms. You’ll also receive expert psychiatric care for co-occurring disorders like substance abuse.

What’s Treatment for Bipolar Disorder Like?

Promises Treatment Centers specialize in treating mental health conditions and substance abuse issues. Bipolar disorder treatment at Promises includes traditional and alternative therapies. Your treatment plan depends on your needs and personal preferences. It may include:

Assessments to Guide Your Treatment Plan

Effective treatment begins with physical and psychological assessments. Promises’ mental health professionals make sure we’re addressing all of your issues. Our assessments determine if you’re struggling with other mental health conditions or substance abuse. We create personalized treatment plans based on these assessments.

Individual Therapy With Mental Health Professionals

Research shows one-on-one therapy for bipolar disorders is particularly effective. This is especially true when paired with family-focused therapy. You’ll build a trusting relationship with a therapist trained in bipolar treatment. Individual counseling helps you delve into underlying issues fueling your disorder. Promises’ therapists are trained in a number of psychosocial interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy. You’ll learn to manage episodes of mania and major depressive episodes.

Group Therapy With Peers Who Understand

Relationships can be challenging when you’re living with bipolar disorder. Group therapy provides a supportive place to learn healthy ways of interacting with others. Hearing from peers who share similar struggles helps you feel less isolated. Group leaders teach you communication skills for managing bipolar disorder in interpersonal situations. You’ll build confidence and develop supportive relationships with others.

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

It’s common for people with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder to have other mental health conditions. Anxiety disorders, other mood disorders, and substance abuse are especially common in people living with bipolar disorder. Promises’ treatment team includes substance abuse and mental health professionals. Thorough assessments help determine which treatment options are best for addressing co-occurring substance abuse or mental health conditions.

Regular Sessions With Psychiatric Staff

Our psychiatrists have experience treating bipolar disorder with the most effective medication management. You’ll meet regularly with our psychiatric staff. We’ll make sure medication dosage is ideal. We’ll monitor side effects of medications and adjust dosage as appropriate. You’ll learn about properly taking medications like mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics.

Alternative Approaches to Healing

We offer traditional therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy as well as alternative approaches.  This helps address your underlying issues in a number of ways so you can heal fully. Promises’ alternative treatments for bipolar disorder may include:

Family-Focused Therapy

Repairing relationships is an important part of bipolar treatment. Family-focused therapy helps your loved ones begin understanding bipolar disorder. Promises’ mental health professionals educate them on your diagnosis and treatment. They’ll learn to recognize warning signs that you need help. They’ll also learn about the lifestyle changes needed to support your recovery. Loving someone with a mental illness can take a toll on physical and mental health. Family members will also learn how to take care of themselves while supporting you.

Planning For Life After Inpatient Treatment

From day one you’ll begin better managing bipolar disorder. You’ll learn healthy coping skills that can last a lifetime. We’ll also work with you to make sure you have proper support when you leave. We’ll connect you with mental health professionals that specialize in patients with bipolar disorder. This may include psychiatrists and physicians for medication maintenance treatment. It may also include therapists for individual counseling. We’ll make sure you know about support groups and other bipolar disorder resources in your area. Promises’ extensive alumni network is also an immense source of support.

Why Inpatient Bipolar Disorder Treatment Works

You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are living with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a chronic disease like diabetes.  The good news is that with proper treatment, managing bipolar disorder is possible. You can still live a fulfilling life. Effective treatment of bipolar disorder is key though.

Bipolar disorder is a complex brain disorder with a high relapse rate. Outpatient care might not be enough for long-term success. Inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder can help if:

  • You haven’t had success with outpatient treatment.
  • You also struggle with co-occurring issues like substance abuse or an anxiety disorder.
  • You’re having problems functioning in everyday life.

Inpatient treatment for bipolar disorders is effective because it includes:

Intensive Stabilization Services

Living with bipolar disorder can be erratic. It sometimes takes time to get mood stabilizer doses just right. Treatment is more complex if you’re also struggling with substance abuse. Inpatient bipolar disorder treatment helps fine-tune your diagnosis and treatment.

Inpatient treatment for bipolar disorders addresses mental illness before it gets more severe. The National Institute of Mental Health reports 10% to 20% of people living with bipolar disorder commit suicide. Inpatient treatment helps stabilize manic symptoms and depressive symptoms. This helps prevent a crisis situation during a depressive or manic phase.

Structure to Keep You on Track

Inpatient treatment provides more structure than treating bipolar disorders in outpatient settings. Days are filled with recovery activities. People with bipolar disorder are often unable to maintain jobs or stay in school. They lack structure to their days. Residential treatment for bipolar disorder helps you get used to a routine. This can help you more easily adjust to job or school schedules after treatment.

Professional and Peer Support

Sometimes people diagnosed with bipolar disorder feel stigmatized and alone. Receiving treatment for bipolar alongside peers can feel supportive. Knowing others struggle with mental illness helps you feel less isolated. Mental health professionals empower you to manage your bipolar symptoms effectively. This type of guidance on a daily basis can be transforming.

Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

People with bipolar disorder sometimes abuse drugs and alcohol to balance their moods. Ironically, substance abuse has the opposite effect. Drugs like amphetamines can jumpstart episodes of mania. Alcohol can bring on a depressive episode. Residential treatment for bipolar disorder addresses co-occurring issues like substance abuse.

Substance abuse often compounds the problem. People with bipolar disorder are at high risk for alcoholism. Substance abuse compounds the problems of people with bipolar disorder. It creates more frequent and longer-lasting mood swings. Treating both conditions is essential.

Access to Evidence-Based Therapies

Inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder gives you an opportunity to try several effective treatments to see what works best for you. Common treatments for people with bipolar disorder include:

  • One-on-one therapy with a mental health professional
  • Group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Medications like mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants and atypical antipsychotics
  • Mindfulness (focusing on the present moment helps halt destructive thinking patterns)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also an effective treatment for bipolar. It can help you re-evaluate yourself and how you see the world. This may stabilize your manic and depressive episodes. Cognitive behavioral therapy sessions help you develop healthy coping skills. You can use these new skills to deal with urges to self-medicate with drugs.

How Do I Start Treatment?

We know entering inpatient treatment for bipolar disorder feels daunting. Our recovery advisors make sure the process is as stress-free as possible. Here’s what you can expect when you call Promises Treatment Centers:

  1. Speak confidentially to an advisor about your situation and treatment preferences.
  2. Get our recommendations for treatment options.
  3. Receive a free insurance benefits check to determine any out-of-pocket costs.
  4. Decide on a date to enter Promises’ treatment program.

We can also help with logistics like travel and tips for speaking with work and loved ones about entering bipolar treatment.

Live a More Fulfilling Life

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness that must be carefully managed. A better life is possible. It begins with the right treatment programs.

Promises’ approach to treating mental illness is compassionate and empowering. You’ll receive treatment from a team of caring medical specialists. We integrate the latest traditional and alternative therapies. Learn to manage bipolar symptoms and live a joyful life. Call us now for a confidential conversation about treatment: 1.713.528.3709.

Posted on July 21, 2017 and modified on April 27, 2019