Bipolar Disorder treatment in Princeton, NJ

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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CTRLCare is a Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center in New Jersey

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder or bipolar affective disorder, is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings. With bipolar disorder, you may feel extremely happy (mania) or feel sad, hopeless, empty, and worthless (depression). These mood changes can be severe and very disruptive to your life. 

Bipolar is a mental health condition that can often negatively impact relationships, performance at work or school, and many other aspects of a person’s life. Contact CTRLCare today to learn more about how we can help you overcome your bipolar symptoms.

CTRLCare Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center in Princeton, NJ. Contact us today to learn more about our adolescent mental health treatment programs in New Jersey and other programs we offer.

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme changes in mood. It can be challenging to understand and manage at times, but there are good treatment options available. At CTRLCare Behavioral Health in New Jersey, our experienced providers will help you find the best bipolar disorder treatment plan for you and your family.

Treatment for bipolar disorder involves medications, therapy sessions, and lifestyle changes. Medications treat symptoms like depression or mania by regulating brain chemicals that control moods and energy levels. Therapy sessions are designed to address the root causes of your symptoms so you can learn how best to manage them on your own when therapy is not available or beneficial anymore (like when you’re out in the real world).

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The Two Types of Bipolar Disorder

There are two types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar I (type I) is characterized by manic episodes that last for at least seven days, or with a mood that switches between mania and depression.
  • Bipolar II (type II) has hypomania, which is a less severe form of mania. You also experience major depressive episodes in this type of bipolar disorder.

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The Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be challenging to diagnose because the symptoms are often similar to those of other mental health conditions. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Depression: This is a low mood that lasts for at least two weeks and interferes with your daily life. You may feel sad or hopeless, irritable, tired, and have difficulty focusing on tasks.
  • Mania: This is an elevated mood that causes you to feel very high, energetic, or irritable for at least one week in a row. The person will also exhibit impulsive behavior, such as spending sprees or risky sexual encounters while experiencing mania.

If you have noticed these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, consider reaching out to CTRLCare Behavioral Health to learn how to find support.

The Causes of Bipolar Disorder

One of the common causes of bipolar disorder is genetics. If both your parents or grandparents have a history of bipolar disorder or other mental health disorders, you’re at a higher risk for developing it yourself.

Another potential cause is biological factors like alterations in certain neurotransmitters, which can affect brain chemistry and cause mood changes. Environmental factors like stress, sleep patterns, and circadian rhythms can also contribute to the onset of bipolar disorder symptoms.

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When I realized I reached the point I needed a more intensive therapy program, I called around to many places in the Princeton area. While our area is luckily filled with incredible facilities, there is something different about this one. It even seems wrong to call it a facility. The first phone call I had with them already made me feel welcome, and while my need to attend a place like this isn't pleasant, they made the experience so much more human and conversational. Devin

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The world of psychotherapy can be a confusing, even overwhelming, place for a person seeking competent help and credible information.CTRLCare provides an excellent starting place for gathering key information to make informed decisions about mental and behavioral health care. I'm honored to have been invited to be a client and glad to have their network available for myself, friends and family interested in advancing mental health and Behavioral care knowledge and practice. Alexander

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Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a serious mental health disorder that can cause dramatic mood swings, from depression to mania. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 2.6 percent of Americans 18 years or older have bipolar disorder in any one-year period.

Because bipolar disorder involves changes in mood, it affects not only the person who has it but also family members and friends who are close to them. If you are looking for help with your loved one’s bipolar disorder symptoms, we at CTRLCare can provide you with the right tools and support to improve your quality of life at home or work.

Medication plays a key role in treating bipolar disorder because it helps manage severe symptoms like manic episodes and severe depression. Medications may be used alone or combined with therapy treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

The first step of getting diagnosed is to see a psychiatrist, a medical doctor who specializes in mental health and is able to prescribe medications for bipolar disorder. A psychiatrist may also refer you to other healthcare providers, like psychologists or neurologists.

Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and family history. The more information you can provide about yourself, the easier it will be for them to come up with a diagnosis that fits your needs. For example, if you have been experiencing depressive episodes during which you feel sad most of the time and lose interest in things that once were enjoyable or pleasurable (anhedonia), this would be consistent with bipolar depression (also known as major depressive disorder).


Living with Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental illness that affects many aspects of a person’s life, including their moods and energy levels. This makes it difficult to manage on your own.

A bipolar disorder treatment center will help you manage your symptoms by providing the tools necessary for success. Without proper care, it’s easy to fall into destructive cycles of depression or mania that could ruin your relationships or even lead to suicide attempts. At CTRLCare Behavioral Health, we work hard to provide our patients with individualized treatment plans tailored specifically to their needs to improve their overall quality of life while reducing the chance of relapse after they leave treatment.

What to Look for in a Bipolar Treatment Center

As you search for a bipolar disorder treatment center, there are several things to look for:

  • Make sure that the center is licensed and accredited by an agency like the Joint Commission or CARF. These agencies inspect centers regularly to ensure that they maintain high standards in care. 
  • Look at how long the center has been treating people with mental illnesses like bipolar disorder; if it has only been around for a year or two, this may be too soon to judge whether they offer good care. 
  • Make sure that the center offers a variety of treatment options so that you can choose what works best for your needs.
  • Look at whether your family members will be able to receive therapy at this facility as well—some facilities don’t provide therapy sessions specifically tailored toward families of individuals with mental health problems like bipolar disorder.
  • Ask yourself if this facility feels right. Does speaking with staff members there make you feel comfortable? Does their approach seem genuine? Are they willing to answer any questions about their programs or practices? If so, then you may have found yourself a suitable place.


CTRLCare Bipolar Disorder Treatment Center in New Jersey Provides Effective Bipolar Disorder Treatment

CTRLCare is a family-centered, community-based organization that provides mental health services to individuals and families in New Jersey. They are committed to helping people who struggle with drug abuse or addiction, depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and other behavioral health conditions get back on track.

CTRLCare also offers support groups for adults battling depression or anxiety, along with education classes on topics such as coping skills for stress management.

When you have bipolar disorder, it can be hard to function. You may feel hopeless and depressed, or you might have trouble getting out of bed at all. At CTRLCare Behavioral Health, we have a full range of treatment programs designed to help people with bipolar disorder live their best lives. Our center is equipped with advanced technology and staffed by professionals who understand what it’s like to live in this condition. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care.

Call today to learn more about our outpatient mental health treatment programs in New Jersey.

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Focused on evidence-based therapies and integrated wellness programs, the unique, hybrid approach at CTRLCare Behavioral Health is designed to meet the needs and goals of the individual. For personalized treatment that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, contact CTRLCare Behavioral Health today.