Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes severe mood swings that include emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). When a person with this disorder feels depressed, they may experience intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness, leading to a loss of pleasure and disinterest. Conversely, when their mood shifts to mania, they may feel euphoric, full of energy, or irritable.
Mood swings can impact a person’s sleep patterns, energy, judgment, activity, behavior, and ability to think clearly. Some people rarely experience these episodes, whereas others may experience them multiple times a year. Although some people may experience emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any.
Residential treatment centers are knownfor their success rate, so it’s important to research local ones that fit yours or that of the needs of your loved one. Ensure they are acredited and licensed, have access to emergency care services, offer aftercare planning, and have a credentialed staff