CHEYENNE — Peak Wellness Center, Wyoming’s largest community mental health center, is joining mental health organizations across the globe to raise awareness of bipolar disorder on World Bipolar Day today, March 30.
Did you know there are over 60 million people across the globe who have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?
World Bipolar Day is a day to raise awareness about bipolar disorders and to eliminate the social stigma surrounding Bipolar Disorder and other mental health conditions. Bipolar Disorder is a disorder affecting mood and consists of shifts between extreme high moods (often called manic or hypomanic episodes) and extreme low moods (or depressive episodes). These shifts sometimes happen very rapidly.
Examples of manic episodes include elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, increased energy or activity, increased self-esteem or confidence, decreased need for sleep, impulsivity, and involvement in activities with the potential for painful consequences such as gambling, spending, or substance use. During a depressive episode, one may feel in a depressed mood, with diminished interest or pleasure in activities, trouble concentrating, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, and fatigue or loss of energy.
If you or someone you know is displaying symptoms, having an assessment with one of our licensed mental health providers or your primary care doctor is the best way to determine if you have Bipolar Disorder. Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder can often take assessment over time to confirm symptoms.
Peak Wellness Center offers multiple treatments to help manage Bipolar Disorder on an individual basis or through group therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and psychopharmacotherapy, which uses medications to help control symptoms. A combination of interventions is usually the most helpful approach.
Like with many mental health disorders, regular maintenance over time is necessary to maintain gains that treatment can provide for Bipolar Disorder. Our therapists are here to diagnose, treat and help manage the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in order to guide patients along their journey on a path to wellness.
To learn more about treatment and therapy options available at Peak Wellness Center, visit our website at www.peakwellnesscenter.org. For more information about Bipolar Disorder or for a wealth of online resources, visit the International Bipolar Foundation’s website at https://ibpf.org/about-bipolar-disorder/. More information about World Bipolar Day can be found at www.worldbipolarday.org.