Patients can seek treatment for bipolar disorder at Premier Psychiatry in Orland Park, and Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Dr. Pradeep Thapar and his robust team of mental health professionals are experienced and passionate about improving the lives of patients who have a mental illness like bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a cyclic mood disorder characterized by periods of mania and periods of depression.
There are two defined groups of symptoms, depending on the cycle of bipolar disorder. Patients experience nearly different symptoms during mania during depressive episodes. Common symptoms of mania include:
During the depressive episode, symptoms shift and may include:
Bipolar disorder diagnosis is based on a comprehensive mental health evaluation, including a review of symptoms, the patient’s course of illness, and their family history. The type of bipolar disorder (bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic, or not otherwise specified) depends on the cyclic pattern present and intensity of both depressive and manic cycles.
Mood-stabilizing medications are highly effective in treating bipolar disorder. Lithium is generally the treatment of choice. Also, patients with bipolar disorder can usually benefit from psychotherapy, which can help them identify thought and behavior patterns and better control the outcome. The right treatment plan is different for each patient, and the team at Premier Psychiatry aims to provide highly customized solutions for optimal patient wellness.
The single most common barrier is patient compliance. Because bipolar disorder affects mood and energy, the patient’s desire and ability to comply with their treatment plan is dramatically impacted by changes in mood and energy. Patients in the manic cycle may deny they're ill or that they need their medications and discontinue their regimen. Dr. Thapar aims to maintain a close, communicative relationship with his patients to monitor success and need for additional therapies during treatment.
At Premier Psychiatry, we accept most major insurances. Here is a short-list of some the insurances that we accept. If you do not see yours listed, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
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