Everyone experiences joy and sadness. However, experiencing the highest highs and lowest lows over a short period of time could be a sign of bipolar disorder.
We treat patients with bipolar disorder on a regular basis. Our team of state-certified mental health specialists offer quick and accurate diagnoses, helping you or your loved one receive the right treatment when it’s needed the most.
We offer a range of services for people with bipolar disorder, including:
Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes unusual changes in mood, energy and activity. People with this condition may experience overly joyful “manic” states, followed by periods of deep depression. This is different from the normal ups and downs everyone goes through from time to time.
Bipolar disorder damages relationships, causes poor job or school performance and can make people want to hurt themselves or others. People with bipolar disorder are at risk for other conditions, including chemical dependency and anxiety disorders.
Bipolar disorder include different symptoms for manic and depressive episodes.
Manic episodes include an intense “high,” an overly happy or outgoing mood accompanied by behavioral changes. These changes may include:
Depressive episodes include periods of sadness or hopelessness. These changes are also accompanied by behavioral changes, such as:
Some people first receive a physical exam from their doctor and then talk with a mental health professional.
In our evaluations, state-certified mental health professionals learn about your or your loved one’s mental health history and moods. We may also need to talk to close relatives to learn more about how those moods are affecting others.
Bipolar is a lifelong disorder, and there is no cure. However, it is possible for you to gain better control of your mood swings with treatment. Your treatment may include a combination of:
Note: The condition description on this page is intended to be informational only, and should not be considered a diagnosis or medical advice. Please seek the advice of a qualified medical professional if you believe you have any of the symptoms described here.
Our services are available in convenient locations throughout Pierce and South King counties.
Outpatient and Specialty Services
Call 888-445-8120 to make an appointment
Adolescent Behavioral Health
Call the referral intake number at 253-403-0362
Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Care
Monday-Friday, 8am to 6pm
After hours and weekends
Geriatric Psychiatric Care
Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
After hours and weekends