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Bipolar Disorder

Behavioral Health located in Crystal Lake, Skokie, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Chicago, IL

Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder

If constant mood swings due to bipolar disorder cause problems at work, school, or in relationships, rely on DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC in Oak Park, Skokie, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois. The skilled behavioral health team offers highly effective treatments for bipolar disorder to stabilize your mood, thoughts, and emotions. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or request one online today. 

Bipolar Disorder Q&A

What is bipolar disorder?’

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by mood swings. Put simply, you feel extremely down paired with euphoric feelings (extreme happiness). While mood swings are common from time to time, bipolar disorder can become crippling when not addressed, diminishing your ability to make sound decisions and your overall quality of life. 

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder can cause the following symptoms:

  • Severe mood swings
  • Depression cycled with feeling overjoyed
  • Impulsive decision making
  • Change in weight or sleeping patterns
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Substance misuse
  • Problems at work, home, or school
  • Fatigue cycled with high energy
  • Being very quiet one minute and extremely talkative the next
  • Feeling worthless or hopeless
  • Difficulty concentrating 

If you suspect that you or a loved one has bipolar disorder, see the DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC experts for an evaluation.

Who is at risk of bipolar disorder?

The cause of bipolar disorder isn’t entirely known. Its risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder, drug or alcohol misuse, or being in a high-stress environment. Brain changes may also be responsible for developing bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions. 

How does my provider diagnose bipolar disorder?

The DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team meets with you in person or virtually to complete a mental health evaluation and detect or rule out bipolar disorder. They discuss your mood, lifestyle habits, medications, emotions, mental health history, behavior patterns, and more.

DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC offers GeneSight® genetic testing to evaluate how your genes may affect the effectiveness of certain medications. 

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Treating bipolar disorder at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC may consist of one or more of the following treatments:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Oral medications  
  • Intravenous (IV) ketamine
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Spravato® nasal spray
  • Lifestyle counseling

Your provider offers individualized, couples, family, and group therapy sessions to help you overcome problematic thoughts and behaviors associated with bipolar disorder. They follow up with you as needed to ensure a successful mental health outcome.

Schedule an in-person or virtual bipolar disorder consultation at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.