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Mood Swings and Bipolar Disorder

One of the misconceptions among lay people about Bipolar Disorder (which used to be called Manic-Depression) is that people with the disorder change their moods every few hours.  Not so.  Actually, the average length of cycles, whether they be highs (mania) or lows (mild or severe depression) tends to be about 13 weeks.  So if someone is “moody” and seems to go through extremes of mood in a single day, they are more likely to have a personality disorder – or maybe the person is just a teenager ; )

True bipolar involves differences in brain chemistry, and is a lifelong condition that definitely requires treatment.  A person in the manic phase may have delusions of grandeur, be hyperactive and irresponsible.  In the depressive phase, they feel may feel low, hopeless, and have difficulty doing anything at all.  Successful treatment of bipolar disorder generally involves both medication and therapy, and it can take time.

If you think you or someone you care about may be bipolar, I may be able to help.  I care, I am willing to work with your doctor or psychiatrist (if you have one), and I have successfully helped others with this disorder.  Give me a call today!

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