Mental health is integral to addiction and addiction recovery. Recent studies show that mental health and mood disorders can affect the chances of addiction as well as someone’s ability to stay sober. At Northpoint Nebraska, we use dual diagnosis to treat addiction alongside mood disorders like bipolar disorder. Our mental health treatment program uses evidence-based therapies for comprehensive bipolar disorder treatment.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with signs or symptoms of bipolar disorder, call Northpoint Nebraska now. Northpoint Nebraska’s team understands the complex relationship between mental health and addiction. Our outpatient mental health treatment programs are here to serve you and your loved ones with flexible, accessible bipolar disorder treatment. Call us now at 402.698.3475 to learn more about bipolar disorder and addiction treatment in Omaha, Nebraska.
What Is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder classified by two extremes in mental wellness. As the name “bipolar” suggests, those living with bipolar disorder will experience oscillations between depression and mania. Depressive episodes involve low mood, lack of motivation, hopelessness, and often cause people to withdraw and isolate themselves. Manic episodes involve high energy. People may become more social, less anxious, and feel more confident.
At Northpoint Nebraska, our cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) programs can help patients understand their mental health and create balance. CBT and DBT help patients with bipolar disorder build emotional tolerance, mindfulness, and communication to lessen bipolar episodes.
Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Addiction
Symptoms of bipolar disorder exist in extremes. Daily life can feel triggering for those struggling with bipolar disorder and their loved ones. People with bipolar disorder may feel they have no control over their emotions, mental health, and daily life. There are multiple types of bipolar disorder, often classified by how many manic and depression episodes someone has in a certain period of time.
During a manic episode, people may experience:
- Euphoria or happiness
- Feeling extreme optimism
- Inflated self-esteem
- Socializing more
- Impulsive decision making
- Risky behaviors
- Racing thoughts
- Increased physical activity
- Increased motivation
- Sleeping less
- Easily distracted
- Trouble concentrating
The depressive episodes can include:
- Unexplained crying
- Disinterest in others
- Changes in weight and eating habits
- Unexplained guilt and shame
- Feeling worthless
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Unexplained fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Suicidal ideation
When it comes to addiction and bipolar disorder, many people self-medicate to manage symptoms. Unfortunately, many people in Nebraska and across the United States lack comprehensive mental health support. This means many people live with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. This can lead to self-medicating. While drugs or alcohol may temporarily ease bipolar symptoms, symptoms can return and worsen when a substance leaves the bloodstream.
Evidence-Based Outpatient Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Nebraska
Starting bipolar disorder treatment can be overwhelming. If you or someone in your life is showing signs of manic and depressive episodes, know you are not alone. People across the United States struggle with bipolar disorder every day. If you are looking for mental health and addiction treatment in Nebraska, the team at Northpoint Nebraska can help. Our range of outpatient programs provides comprehensive dual diagnosis for bipolar disorder and addiction recovery. With one-on-one, group, and family therapy, the team at Northpoint Nebraska, is here to help you diagnose, understand, and manage bipolar disorder. Studies show dual diagnosis can reduce relapse and addiction-related deaths. With PHP, IOP, and traditional outpatient programs, we have the program to help you.
Start Bipolar Disorder Treatment at Northpoint Nebraska Today!
Call Northpoint Nebraska now at 402.698.3475 to learn more about our bipolar disorder and addiction treatment programs serving Nebraska.