Ludmil Manov, M.D. : Child, Adult, and Adolescent Psychiatrist

bipolar

Bipolar

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish.

Bipolar disorder, in all of its varieties, can be treated through a combination of medication and/or talk therapy. There are also relevant supplements and behavioral patterns which can help patients manage the illness. 

Dr. Manov is committed to providing the best possible treatment to his patients, and believes that all cases of bipolar can become manageable through the commitment of the patient.

Treatments


Social Rhythm Therapy

Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy (IPSRT) or simply social rhythm therapy is a type of behavioral therapy used to treat the disruption in circadian rhythms that is related to bipolar disorder. IPSRT provides a biopsychosocial model for bipolar disorder and recognizes that the illness cannot be fully treated with medication alone, although it is biologically based. It postulates that stressful events, disruptions in circadian rhythms and personal relationships, and conflicts arising out of difficulty in social adjustment often lead to relapses.


Medication

Anxiety can be treated with a range of medications, depending on your specific condition and needs.