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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

About Bipolar Disorder

If you’re limited by the intense mood swings of bipolar disorder, you can find help at LinqCare Inc. The experienced therapy team offers diagnostic evaluations of bipolar disorder symptoms through an online telehealth platform. They customize a care plan using psychological therapy and medications to stabilize your moods, improve your focus, and restore your quality of life. Call LinqCare Inc. to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for you or your child, or book an appointment online today. v

Bipolar Disorder Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes intense mood swings, including extreme highs (mania) and extreme lows (depression).

There are three types of bipolar disorder that affect adolescents and adults:

Bipolar I

Bipolar I is a disorder that causes a manic episode followed by a depressive episode.

During a manic episode, you experience increased energy, productivity, and clarity. In a depressive episode, you feel persistent hopelessness, worthlessness, and guilt.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II disorder causes a major depressive episode followed by a hypomanic episode. Hypomania is less severe than manic episodes but can still impair the quality of your life.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder causes several periods of depressive and hypomania episodes that are less severe than in bipolar I or II.

When should I seek help for bipolar disorder?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at LinqCare Inc. if you or your child has intense mood swings or other symptoms of bipolar disorder, such as:

  • Persistent fatigue
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Significant weight gain or loss
  • Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Difficulties making decisions

You should also seek emergency medical care at the local hospital or dial 911 if you are thinking about harming yourself or others or have suicidal thoughts.

The LinqCare Inc. team offers evaluations through an online telehealth platform. You meet with the team virtually on your computer, smartphone, or tablet to discuss your symptoms. They also review your medical history and can screen for anxiety and other mental health conditions co-occurring with bipolar disorder.

Based on the results of your evaluation, the team creates a treatment plan to help you manage your bipolar disorder symptoms more efficiently.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

Treatment for bipolar disorder generally involves medications and psychological counseling. The LinqCare Inc. team offers psychotherapy (talk therapy) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions through the virtual telehealth platform.

The therapists determine how often you need counseling sessions to manage your condition and continue to monitor your progress with treatment through routine telehealth appointments.

To identify the type of medications you need to keep your bipolar symptoms under control, LinqCare Inc. offers GeneSight® testing.

GeneSight testing uses a saliva sample to better understand your genetic makeup. The team can use the test results to determine which medications may work best to stabilize your moods and increase your quality of life.

Call LinqCare Inc. to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for bipolar disorder for you or your child, or book an appointment online today.