Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, is a mood disorder with multiple facets. Often confused with the day-to-day mood swings that we all experience from time to time, bipolar disorder can be detrimentally life-affecting to a quite drastic extent. Once referred to as ‘manic depression’, bipolar disorder is defined as a condition that involves extremes of mood involving dangerous highs and catastrophic lows.
Here at Psymplicity Healthcare, we understand just how frightening and confusing extreme mood experiences can be, but our London private psychiatrists can really help.
Contrary to popular belief, there is not a single form of bipolar disorder that accounts for every case. Identifying exactly which type an individual has is crucial in creating a tailored and effective treatment plan. This is the process we follow at Psymplicity Healthcare’s London clinic.
Though much is yet to be learned as to the exact mechanics of bipolar disorders, common bipolar disorder symptoms include:
While leading bipolar disorder psychiatrists can effectively treat the condition, there remains no outright cure. Bipolar Disorder treatments will often incorporate counselling therapy, and medication of which there are many and many treatment combinations, necessitating expert input. If there is an underlying physical or other mental health condition then these will also need to be addressed.
Nevertheless, however controlling and debilitating bipolar disorder can be, help is available for anyone in search of a brighter future. At Psymplicity Healthcare we’d be delighted to offer our full advice and welcome you for a full consultation at our London clinic. To talk to a member of the team, please call us on 0207 118 0407 or request a callback via our online form.