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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings, from feeling extremely happy and energetic (mania) to feeling extremely sad and hopeless (depression). These mood swings can be severe and can have a significant impact on a person's life.

If you think you may have bipolar disorder, it is important to seek professional help. Sophroneo provides highly personalized treatment and support for people who have bipolar disorder. They offer a range of proven and innovative therapies that can help you manage your symptoms and live a full and productive life.

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As yet, there’s no specific, identifiable cause for bipolar disorder. Genetics is likely to play a part, as 80-90% of people with bipolar disorder have a relative who also has either bipolar or depression. Other factors that can contribute to your risk of developing bipolar disorder include: 

  • Extreme stress 

  • Sleep disruption

  • Substance abuse

  • Excess alcohol


Bipolar typically causes noticeable mood episodes before the age of 18 but can occur in older people as well.

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder causes extreme changes in mood and energy levels that affect your ability to function normally. People who have bipolar disorder go through distinct phases called mood episodes, which can be manic, hypomanic, or depressive. 

There are three types of bipolar disorder – bipolar 1, bipolar 2, and cyclothymic. 

Bipolar 1 disorder 

Bipolar 1 disorder is the most extreme type and causes dramatic mood changes. Manic episodes last a week or more, during which you feel full of energy and high spirited. Potential changes in behavior could include:

  • Exaggerated self-esteem 

  • Less need for sleep

  • Talking loudly and quickly

  • Easily distracted

  • Irritability

  • Doing too much at once

  • Risk-taking behaviors 

  • Racing thoughts 


These changes are apparent to people who know you, and can be so severe they disrupt your work, studies, and family life. You might get into financial difficulty because of reckless spending during a manic episode, or crash your car because you’re driving too fast.


Bipolar II disorder

Bipolar II disorder is a less severe form than bipolar I. Between episodes, people who have bipolar II disorder experience periods of feeling normal. The depressive symptoms of bipolar II disorder can be severe and are often what cause people to seek help at Sophroneo.

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