Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder is a heart-breaking challenge. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. Seeking treatment is the most effective way to live a fulfilled life with bipolar, and LifeWorks NW provides the support you need. LifeWorks NW serves the Portland Oregon area, and we are dedicated to delivering care using a team-based and integrated approach that focuses on your whole health and wellbeing.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The most well-known sign of bipolar disorder is significant mood changes, but there are other symptoms as well, including::

  • Extreme sadness or anger
  • Hopelessness or loss of Interest
  • Impulsiveness
  • Irregular sleep patterns or lack of sleep
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Easily distracted
  • Unusually inflated self-confidence

Bipolar Disorder can be particularly difficult to detect within children and teenagers. Symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for stress or hormones. If you, or someone you know, is possibly showing the signs of bipolar disorder, we want to help. Contact the LifeWorks NW team to get your questions answered.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar I Disorder: Severe manic episodes that last several days or weeks.
Bipolar II Disorder: Major depression lasting for several days or weeks. Some manic episodes occur, but not as often as depressive episodes.
Cyclothymic Disorder: Occurrence of both severe manic and depressive episodes.

Bipolar Services & Treatment

The most common treatment for Bipolar Disorder is medication.  Therapy focused on helping individuals and family members develop coping skills to help recognize and manage symptoms. The mental health specialists of LifeWorks NW offer these services and Bipolar- treatment methods to those in Washington County, Clackamas County and Multnomah County. For more information on treatment or support for bipolar disorder, or if you have questions, contact the LifeWorks NW team today.