Some of the strongest, most resilient people are those who live with conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and severe personality disorders. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, our experienced psychologists and psychiatrists are prepared to help you with your severe emotional condition. We understand how difficult it can be to live with a mental health condition, so we provide a safe and supportive environment to give you the best opportunity for a happy and healthier life.
Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. These shifts in mood include emotional highs known as mania or hypomania and emotional lows such as depression.
When individuals go through an emotional high, they will usually develop a sense of euphoria or have a burst of energy and become more irritable. During a depressive state, the individual may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest in things they once enjoyed.
Symptoms during a manic episode can include:
Symptoms of a major depressive episode include:
Despite the severity of the mood swings, people with bipolar disorder often don't realize their emotional instability disrupts those around them. They often enjoy the euphoric or productive feelings that can accompany a manic episode.
However, mania, when untreated, can cause problems in a person’s relationships, work performance, and increases the risk of engaging in high-risk behavior. Depressive episodes can be equally disruptive, impacting a person’s sense of wellbeing and interfering with their ability to function at their baseline. This is why treating bipolar disorder is important to a person’s mental health.
Psychologists and psychiatrists of the Williamsburg Therapy Group have extensive experience helping patients who struggle with severe emotional conditions in inpatient and outpatient day treatment settings and private practice.
To help manage symptoms, bipolar disorder treatment can include:
Living with severe emotional conditions can make it challenging to keep up with relationships, work, and self-care. Other severe mental illnesses include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or severe personality disorder. Friends and family may become frustrated by the unusual beliefs and actions of a person impacted by an emotional condition.
Individual therapy can offer practical solutions to living a more balanced life that is less defined by mental illness as a burden. Our psychologists and psychiatrists partner with patients to effectively manage symptoms, gain stability, and better understand themselves and their condition.
The collaborative process of understanding connections between a person’s mind and the world around them can go a long way toward making life with mental illness more manageable and productive.
We help patients in New York City looking for help managing and building a life beyond a severe mental health condition. We provide psychotherapy and medication support. Please schedule an appointment at one of our Brooklyn offices with one of our experienced psychologists or psychiatrists. Meet the team and find a provider who’s right for you.