General Psychiatrist & ADHD Specialists located in Plano, Frisco, & Prosper, TX
If you or a loved one experience extreme sadness paired with feelings of euphoria, bipolar disorder might be to blame. If you struggle with bipolar disorder or another mood disorder, Shakil Tukdi, MD, and his expert mental health team at Ultimate Psychiatry, with offices in Plano, Frisco, Pearland and Prosper, Texas, are here for you. They can diagnose and treat your condition to help you thrive at work, school, and in relationships. Schedule an appointment with Ultimate Psychiatry by phone or online today.
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental health condition associated with extreme mood swings, including depression symptoms and emotional highs. Continuous mood changes can negatively affect your behavior and ability to think clearly or make sound decisions.
What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?
If you have bipolar disorder, you might experience some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Feeling upbeat, wired, or jumpy
- Increases in energy and activity
- Racing thoughts
- Extreme talkativeness
- Decreases in the need for sleep
- Poor decision making
- Impulsive behavior
- Feeling sad, empty, or hopeless
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Appetite changes
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Problems concentrating
- Thoughts of suicide
If left untreated, bipolar disorder can negatively affect your job and interpersonal relationships. See the Ultimate Psychiatry team for an evaluation at the first sign of a bipolar disorder.
What are the risk factors for bipolar disorder?
While the cause of bipolar disorder isn’t known, certain factors may increase your risk of developing it. Examples include brain chemistry, genetics, family history of bipolar disorder, chronic stress, a traumatic life event, and drug or alcohol abuse.
How does my provider diagnose bipolar disorder?
To diagnose bipolar disorder and develop a treatment plan, your Ultimate Psychiatry provider performs a physical examination, reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment. They might recommend you undergo blood tests to detect or rule out underlying medical problems.
What are common bipolar disorder treatment options?
Your personalized bipolar treatment plan might include the following:
Making specific lifestyle changes can reduce bipolar disorder symptoms. Examples include not drinking, smoking, or using recreational drugs, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and surrounding yourself with a positive social support network.
Ultimate Psychiatry specialists offer interpersonal therapy, social rhythm therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family-focused therapy, and other types of counseling to help you overcome bipolar disorder symptoms.
Taking medications can stabilize your mood, reducing symptoms of depression, extreme highs, and mood swings to help you thrive in your environment.
Don’t live with bipolar disorder symptoms when simple, non-invasive treatments are within reach at Ultimate Psychiatry. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to take steps towards improving your mental health today.