Bipolar Treatment


How Casa Recovery Treats Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can also be known as Manic-Depressive illness. This disorder takes the form of very high manic episodes to very low depressive states.​

The sufferer typically fluctuates between the two, and that can affect their ability to carry on in their lives. There are four main types of Bipolar Disorder- Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymic, and “Other”. These four types are imperative to distinguish between, so the proper treatment can be administered. Signs and symptoms vary based on the individual, however people in manic episodes typically engage in risk-taking behavior, have overall agitation, trouble sleeping, and may feel jumpy. People having a depressive episode might be sad, have very little energy, eat too little or too much, think about death, and feel worried.


Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health condition that requires treatment to help individuals to recover. Treatment for bipolar disorder has to be ongoing as individuals are never really free from the illness. If a person remains undiagnosed or fails to get the treatment they need, their symptoms are very likely to become worse. Here we take a closer look at how bipolar disorder is treated at Casa Recovery in Orange County.


Casa Recovery Can Help Treat Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder can be scary and seem like an insurmountable problem. That’s not the case, however, when you have the best team possible working alongside you to get you over the mountain. We here at Casa Recovery want to see you do better and thrive past your life with Bipolar Disorder, so we invite you in to our Southern California recovery center. Our trained professionals will work with you to get to the proper diagnosis and help you work through it, with coping mechanisms and the necessary treatment pertaining to your individual case. Contact us today here in San Juan Capistrano, CA to learn more and to get your life back. We look forward to working with you to help you be your best self in 2018.

Understanding The Difference Between Bipolar Disorder Type I and Type II

Bipolar type I involves depression and mania, whereas bipolar II involves hypomania, a less extreme form of mania.​

Bipolar is a type of mental illness that is characterized by episodes of mood disturbances when the person experiences either mania or depression. There are two types of Bipolar Disorder: Type I and II. Bipolar type I involves depression and mania, whereas bipolar II involves hypomania, a less extreme form of mania.

Depressive Episodes

When a person suffers from the depressive side of the bipolar spectrum, they are likely to display the following symptoms:

  • Insomnia or the opposite, hypersomnia
  • Inexplicable emotional outbursts
  • Severe fatigue or exhaustion
  • Apathy or loss of interest in previously enjoyed pursuits
  • Suicidal thoughts

Manic Episodes

The mania of bipolar can last for at least a week, during which time the individual may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained euphoria
  • Restlessness and a reduced need for sleep
  • Increased sexual appetite
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Extreme increase in energy levels

When someone experiences a manic episode, they may get involved in risk-taking behavior that is out of character for them. However, it is worth noting that mania does not always result in aggressive or violent behavior.

It is important that people seek treatment for both types of bipolar as they are long-term conditions with the potential for a significant impact on quality of life. Once the symptoms of a mental illness have been recognized, it is then possible to reach out to centers such as Casa Recovery for help in achieving long-term recovery.


Get Help for Bipolar Disorder

As with any type of mental illness, it is always important to thoroughly assess each individual personally. This is because the bipolar disorder affects people in different ways and can also be triggered by events or circumstances unique to them. Casa Recovery offers mental health treatment in San Juan Capistrano, CA, that includes medication, psychotherapy, coping strategies, education, therapeutic support, and external support groups.


Cognitive-behavioral therapy is commonly used to treat bipolar disorder as it identifies the root causes of the illness. Through discussion with a CBT therapist, individuals are guided to identify the negative events, thoughts, or feelings that have become deeply rooted in their subconscious. This allows them to change the way they think and feel which ultimately impacts their behavior in positive and healthy ways.


Other types of treatments and therapies are used to help bipolar patients including holistic practices like meditation. Alternative or complementary therapies offer another root to identifying the drivers of bipolar disorder and serve as effective coping mechanisms in recovery. Every patient has their own unique needs and that is why Casa Recovery offers personalized programs based on a thorough assessment of each individual in our care.

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