Bipolar Disorder


Bipolar Disorder

The erratic mood swings of bipolar disorder can disrupt your health, relationships, and ability to care for yourself. At Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services, comprehensive diagnostic evaluations are available for adults and children with bipolar disorder. Oladunni Boladale, DNP, PMHNP-BC, and the team design a treatment plan to stabilize your moods with psychotherapy and prescription medications. Medication management services are also available to maximize your treatment outcomes. Call the Bolingbrook, Illinois, office today to schedule a bipolar disorder evaluation or book an appointment online.

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mood disorder that negatively affects how you feel, think, and behave. When you have the disorder, your mood can swing dramatically from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).

Three classes of bipolar disorder that affect children and adults include:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I disorder causes at least one manic episode followed by a major depressive episode. Manic episodes of bipolar I can be severe enough to cause psychosis, a break from reality.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II disorder causes at least one major depressive disorder and one hypomanic episode. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder causes periods of depressive and hypomania symptoms that persist for two years or more in adults and one year or longer in young children and adolescents.

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services provides compassionate care for adults and children with bipolar disorder. The providers specialize in psychiatric evaluations to determine the type of disorder you have and assess the severity of your symptoms.

When should I schedule an evaluation for bipolar disorder?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services for you or your child if symptoms of bipolar disorder interfere with your quality of life.

The hypomanic and manic symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

  • Agitation
  • Increased energy
  • Excessive talking
  • Racing or intrusive thoughts
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Inflated sense of well-being and self-confidence
  • Engaging in impulsive, reckless, or risky behaviors

Depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder can include persistent sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, and guilt.

The Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services providers evaluate your symptoms during a psychiatric evaluation. They customize a care plan to reduce the frequency and severity of mood swings so you can live a more fulfilling, emotionally stable life.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Treatment for all classes of bipolar disorder typically includes a combination of psychological counseling and medications.

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers personalized treatment plans for adults and kids that may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and family-focused therapy.

The providers can also prescribe mood stabilizers to control manic or hypomanic episodes. You might also benefit from an antidepressant to ease persistent symptoms like hopelessness and sadness.

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers medication management to supervise your use of medications and prevent overdose and underdosing complications.

Call today to schedule a consultation. You can also book an appointment online today.