Bipolar disorder is a serious disorder of the brain that affects more than 5.5 million people age 18 and older in the U.S. alone. It can severely disrupt the lives of those with the disorder, as well as the lives of their family and friends.
The Psychiatric Associates team has significant experience treating bipolar disorder. In most cases, medications that stabilize moods can be a significant help in preventing the emotional highs and lows associated with bipolar disorder. We work closely with bipolar patients to ensure the optimal type and dose of medications, both in the short term and over time.
Psychotherapy may also be a help those with bipolar disorder. The condition can make it hard to hold a job or go to school, and it can also make it difficult to maintain relationships. A Psychiatric Associates therapist can help you work out these problems and heal relationships.
If you think you or a loved one may have bipolar disorder, Psychiatric Associates can help. Call (319) 356-6352 to schedule an appointment, or use our online Request an Appointment form.