Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, can lead to extreme mood swings ranging from exhilarating highs to depressing lows. The condition can be very dangerous, leading to potentially damaging behavior and even suicide. Northwest Biofeedback Center, however, has successfully treated patients with this condition since 1991, using safe, non-invasive treatments.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

When a person feels depressed on a regular basis, he or she may experience feelings of hopelessness and sadness. As a result, he or she may lose interest in most activities. On the other hand, a person may experience intense feelings of euphoria and energy. These mood shifts are at the heart of bipolar disorder, and can occur as little as a few times per year or as often as several times each week.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

There are several signs that you or someone you love may be suffering from bipolar disorder. For instance, you may have an inflated sense of self-esteem, will not seem to need a great deal of sleep, and may be unusually talkative. In other instances, you may not want to leave your house for several days at a time, or lose interest in things that once brought a great deal of pleasure.

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Even though the exact cause of bipolar disorder is not known, there are several factors researchers believe help lead to the condition. For instance, people who suffer from the condition tend to go through substantial changes to their brains. An imbalance of chemicals known as neurotransmitters can play a large role. In addition, people with immediate relatives (such as parents or siblings) who have the condition may be at a higher risk of developing it themselves.

Treating Bipolar Disorder

At Dr. Joseph N. O’Donnell & Associates, we use neurofeedback to help strengthen the brain so that it can remain stable more easily. Regular brain exercise can improve regulation, which can lead to better balance and emotional control. Our experts have helped patients increase their ability to focus, reduce mood swings and decrease anger.

Contact Us for Bipolar Disorder

We can help bipolar disorder patients function much better by providing treatment to help the brain rewire itself in a much healthier manner. If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about our neurofeedback services, visit our contact us page for more information.