Bipolar

Bipolar Disorder, like many other mental health conditions, can leave a person feeling lonely and isolated, even from those they are closest to. The important thing to remember is that you are far from alone.

Bipolar is a mood disorder, of which there were around 4 million in the UK in 2013. That means that almost 17% of the population had been affected by a mood disorder. Bipolar also counts as one of the most common mental health conditions across the world, after depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

Though the causes of Bipolar Disorder are often unknown, it is likely due to a combination of genetics, environmental stress, and a significant, life-changing event. It can be a difficult condition to deal with, but the good news is that treatment and techniques to manage are available. Bipolar Disorder does not have to prevent you from living a fulfilling life.

The manic quality of the disorder means that for those suffering, holding down a job or a meaningful relationship can be difficult. Many people, regardless of their condition or disorder, prefer not to use it as an excuse or justification for their behaviour, asn it can seem like a lack of responsibility. For this reason, one might feel that they need to just ‘get on with it’ or suffer in silence. But this is not the case.

At Orchestrate, we aim to provide relief from the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and investigate its underlying causes, which will help us in treating it. We offer home treatment so that we can work with you to address your disorder in the comfort of your own home. We believe that it’s vitally important for a client to feel comfortable and in a state of trust when it comes to effective treatment, and in learning and developing tools to manage your condition.

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

We know that Bipolar is a mood disorder, so the symptoms that present themselves vary significantly depending on an individual’s mood. It is a disorder that is characterised by low periods of depression, followed by extreme ecstatic highs. During a period of depression, those suffering will tend to experience some of the following associated symptoms:

  • Feelings of guilt, or a lack of self-worth
  • Reluctance to get out of bed, lethargy
  • Inability to make rational decision
  • Poor focus and concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation
  • Struggle in maintaining interpersonal relationships

On the other side of Bipolar Disorder are the extreme highs, or mania. During this stage, one will generally experience:

  • Sudden bursts of creativity and ambition
  • Fast speech and thoughts
  • Elation/ecstacy
  • Reckless/excessive spending
  • Provocative behaviour towards other people
  • Irritability
  • A sense of invincibility or a heightened sense of one’s own abilities.

Treatment for bipolar disorder

For the purposes of making treatment as effective as possible, we focus on your comfort and safety. Our home treatment service means that we can come to you. Therapy can take place in the comfort of your own home, minimising the effort you need to receive treatment. Our team is made up of compassionate mental health professionals whose main focus is on working with you, the client, in addressing your disorder and investigating it’s underlying causes and present symptoms and difficulties, and to teach you effective methods of managing, even when we are not there.

In treating Bipolar Disorder, we combine innovative and effective therapies, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and family therapy, with the use of evidence-based medical assistance to treat symptoms. Bipolar treatment works most effectively and efficiently when it consists of a combination of medication and therapy.

It is in the best interest of both therapist and client that the client is comfortable and at ease, which is why we offer a home-based treatment. Greater ease and comfort means that you, the client, are more likely to be responsive to the therapy, which will make it all the easier to improve.

We are here to help

Orchestrate’s team of professional therapists, nurses, and psychological practitioners are here to help you.

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health issue, but for those suffering, it can be a lonely experience. If you or a loved one are experiencing or are affected by Bipolar Disorder, contact us here at Orchestrate to arrange a meeting. An assessment will be carried out at home by one of our psychiatric professionals, and will be followed by a uniquely tailored care plan, one that best suits your needs.

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