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Bipolar Disorder Treatment at Renaissance Behavioral Medicine

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we provide comprehensive care for individuals with bipolar disorder, focusing on mood stabilization and long-term management. Our expert team, led by Dr. Etefia, is dedicated to helping patients achieve a balanced and fulfilling life.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition marked by intense mood fluctuations, encompassing periods of elevated mood (mania) and low mood (depression). These mood changes can impact an individual's energy, daily functioning, and activity levels, necessitating consistent management for stability and overall wellness.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms of bipolar disorder vary depending on whether the individual is experiencing a manic or depressive episode. Common symptoms include:

Manic Symptoms:

  • Elevated or irritable mood

  • Increased energy or activity levels

  • Decreased need for sleep

  • Racing thoughts or rapid speech

  • Impulsive or risky behaviors

  • Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity

Depressive Symptoms:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness

  • Fatigue or low energy

  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

  • Changes in appetite or weight

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Types of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is classified into several types based on the pattern and severity of mood episodes:

Bipolar I Disorder: Characterized by manic episodes lasting at least seven days or by manic symptoms that are severe enough to require immediate hospital care. Depressive episodes also occur, typically lasting at least two weeks.

Bipolar II Disorder: Involves a pattern of depressive and hypomanic episodes, which are less severe than full-blown manic episodes.

Cyclothymic Disorder: Defined by periods of hypomanic and depressive symptoms lasting for at least two years, but the symptoms do not meet the criteria for a full hypomanic or depressive episode.

How We Can Help

At Renaissance Behavioral Medicine, we offer a comprehensive approach to managing bipolar disorder, tailored to each patient's unique needs.

​​​​​​​Steps in Our Treatment Approach:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We begin with a thorough evaluation to understand your symptoms, medical history, and personal circumstances.

  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment, we create a customized treatment plan that may include medication management, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications.

  3. Medication Management: We use mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and other medications to help control mood swings and prevent relapse.

  4. Psychotherapy: Various therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and family-focused therapy, are used to help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

  5. Ongoing Support: Regular follow-ups and continuous monitoring ensure that the treatment plan is effective and adjusted as needed. We provide education and support for both patients and their families.

Expert Care in Beverly Hills & San Mateo, CA

If you or a loved one is struggling with bipolar disorder, Renaissance Behavioral Medicine is here to help. Our compassionate team in Beverly Hills and San Mateo, CA, is committed to providing the highest quality of care to help you achieve mood stabilization and long-term well-being.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our offices.

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