River Oaks Psych

Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Behavioral Health & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner located in Fairlawn, OH
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder services offered in Fairlawn, OH

Bipolar disorder mood swings can cause significant disruptions and prevent you from making progress in your life. At River Oaks Psych in Ohio, Rochelle Tatarka, APRN, provides compassionate care. We offer medication management, talk therapy, therapy referrals, therapuetic interventions, psychiatric evaluations, and individualized care plans for patients struggling with bipolar disorder. You can manage your condition successfully and achieve your goals. Call, text, or email River Oaks Psych to schedule a telehealth or in person appointment today.

Bipolar Disorder Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

People with bipolar disorder go through cycles of mood changes. One of these moods is mania, a state of hyperactivity, overconfidence, and recklessness. The other is depression, where you feel so low and exhausted it’s hard to function. These mood changes gave bipolar disorder its original name — manic depression.

Bipolar disorder takes two forms:

Bipolar I disorder

With bipolar I disorder, pateints experience severe mood shifts, from depression to mania.

Bipolar II disorder

With bipolar II disorder, patients experience mood mood shifts from depression to hypomania, a less extreme mania.

What symptoms indicate I have bipolar disorder?

Mood swings from depression to mania.

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Lack of interest in usual activities
  • Lack of motivation
  • Changes in weight
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, hoplessness
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing

Symptoms of mania include:

  • Inflated self-esteem and grandiosity
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Talkative or pressured speech
  • Racing thoughts
  • Easily distracted
  • Excessive energy - increased goal directed activity
  • Risk taking behaviors
  • Euphoria

What help is available for bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a treatable condition. The most effective way to manage bipolar and recover is to seek help. At River Oaks Psych we offer medication management, therapy referrals, therapuetic interventions, psychiatric evaluations, and individualized care plans, while monitoring your progress to help you manage and recover from bipolar disorder. 

Your provider personalizes your bipolar disorder treatment plan based on which type of bipolar you have. You may need to try different medications to find the right combinations that are best for you.

Call, text, or email River Oaks Psych today for a telehealth or in person appointment for bipolar disorder treatment.