Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme shifts in a person’s mood and temper. While each individual is unique, there are some common characteristics of bipolar disorder.
If you suffer from bipolar disorder, you may experience intense mood shifts that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day.
Mania often includes hyperactivity, rapid speech, irritability and impulsive behaviors. Phases of depression may include periods of intense sadness, loss of energy, lack of interest in normal activities and difficulty in concentrating or making decisions.
If bipolar disorder is untreated, behavior shifts can result in damaged relationships, trouble maintaining a normal work or school schedule, and even death or suicide.
The good news is that bipolar disorder is treatable. Our health coaches can offer you extra support throughout the process. Through scheduled phone calls, your coach will help you:
You are not alone. With treatment and support, you can get back to feeling like yourself. You can lead a full and productive life.
Contact our health coaching team at 800-868-1032, ext. 25835. You can also email us at CBARecovery@companiongroup.com.
If you decide the program isn’t right for you, you can leave at any time.