Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder services offered in Columbia, SC

If you’re elated one minute and then feeling down in the dumps the next, bipolar disorder could be the reason. At Envision Wellness Medical Group in Columbia, South Carolina, the outstanding mental health specialists offer treatments for bipolar disorder to stabilize your emotions and enhance your mood. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.

Bipolar Disorder Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your mental health. It’s characterized by frequent mood cycles, including euphoria (extreme excitability) and depression. Continuous mood swings affect your quality of life when they’re not addressed. See your Envision Wellness Medical Group specialist at the first sign of bothersome symptoms.


Which symptoms can bipolar disorder cause?

The symptoms bipolar disorder causes include:

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Feeling upbeat, wired, or jumpy
  • Increases or decreases in energy
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Being unusually talkative
  • Racing thoughts
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Being distracted easily
  • Poor or impulsive decision-making
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless, or empty
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Poor concentration

When not addressed, bipolar disorder can affect your interpersonal relationships, work performance, grades at school, or quality of life.


What can increase my risk of bipolar disorder?

The exact cause of bipolar disorder isn’t clear, but some things increase your chance of developing it, including:

  • Changes in the brain
  • Having a blood relative with bipolar disorder
  • Periods of high stress
  • Traumatic events
  • Drug use
  • Excessive alcohol use

Not addressing bothersome symptoms of bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions can lead to worsening symptoms. Treatment helps stabilize your mood and allows you to thrive.


How does my specialist diagnose bipolar disorder?

The Envision Wellness Medical Group specialists diagnose bipolar disorder after reviewing your medical history and completing a thorough psychiatric evaluation. Before tailoring a treatment plan, they discuss your symptoms, mood, lifestyle, emotions, thoughts, and typical behavior patterns. Your provider might also speak with your family members.


How is bipolar disorder treated?

Bipolar disorder treatments often include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. The Envision Wellness Medical Group team will meet with you weekly or as needed to encourage behavior-change strategies and a healthy lifestyle that benefit your mental well-being.

Envision Wellness Medical Group offers the following to help you thrive:

  • Individualized counseling
  • Couples therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Parenting support
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management

They follow up with you whenever needed and treat other mental health conditions in addition to bipolar disorder.

It’s also necessary to exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, and adopt stress-reduction techniques that maximize your physical and mental health.

Schedule a visit to Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online to be screened and/or treated for bipolar disorder.