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Bipolar Disorder Therapy and Treatment

Dr. Sandra Smith-Hanen and the team at River Lake Clinic will work with you to help with therapy and treatment for Bi-Polar Disorder.

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. We work with people who suffer from bipolar.  Common signs include extreme high and extreme low moods.  If you or a loved one is experiencing “mood swings”, it is important to seek help.  If left untreated, the symptoms usually worsen. However, with psychological therapy and a good treatment plan, many people can better deal with the negative effects of this condition.

Signs & Symptoms of Bi-Polar Disorder:

  • Manic
  • Hypomania
  • Extreme high mood and extreme low moods
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Feeling of helplessness
  • Inability to perform normal tasks
  • unable to get out of bed
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Obsessed with feelings of loss
  • Feeling of personal failure
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Thoughts of suicide

Possible Causes for Bi-Polar Disorder:

  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Brain structure

Bi-Polar Disorder

To diagnose bipolar disorder, it is imperative for a medical doctor to perform a full consultation and physical examination.  The consultation may include an interview and lab testing. Bi-Polar disorder cannot be detected specifically through blood work.  Lab testing is used to eliminate other illnesses that can resemble the disorder, such as hyperthyroidism.  If after testing is completed and other illnesses or conditions aren’t diagnosed it is highly recommended to work with a psychologist to develop a treatment plan to help you with the quality of your life.

Let us assist you.  Dr. Sandra Smith-Hanen provides a thorough intake and a practical treatment plan for you or a loved one.

Contact us today for your Bi-Polar Disorder Therapy and Treatment service. We proudly serve patients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and surrounding communities.

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