Bipolar disorder is also referred to as manic-depressive disorder. This brain disorder causes unusual mood swings, shifts in energy and activity levels. People with the disorder can go very quickly from feeling energized and happy to down, sad and downright hopeless. These are known as manic and depressive episodes.

Manic episodes include:

  • Feeling very “up,” “high,” or elated
  • Feeling energetic
  • Feel “jumpy” or “wired”
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Become more active than usual
  • Talk really fast
  • Irritability
  • Quick thoughts, thinking they can do a lot of things at once
  • Unusual, risky behavior, such as reckless sex or spending money

Depressive Episodes include:

  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Decrease in energy/activity levels
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • No joy in normal activities
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Feeling tired more than usual

Treatment for Bi-Polar Disorder and Addiction in Knoxville

Someone with Bi-Polar Disorder may try to cope with their feelings by turning to substances. JourneyPure Serenity Network specializes in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. We provide evidence-based, fully integrated services to help provide the tools to cope with addiction while addressing the symptoms of Bi-Polar. Call today to learn more.

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