Adult Bipolar Treatment Alachua County,
Clinical Bipolar Disorder Gainesville Florida
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
Are you currently taking a mood stabilizer but still experiencing symptoms of depression related to your bipolar disorder?
If you suffer from clinical bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness in Gainesville, Jacksonville or Alachua County and are seeking treatment for bipolar disorder, contact Gainesville bipolar disorder research clinic Sarkis Clinical Trials at 352.333.0094 to see if you qualify for a mental health research clinical trial for psychiatric treatments of manic depression.
Adult Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder often develops in a person's late teens or early adult years. At least half of all cases start before age 25. Some people have their first symptoms during childhood, while others may develop symptoms late in life.
Bipolar disorder is not easy to spot when it starts. The symptoms may seem like separate problems, not recognized as parts of a larger problem. Some people suffer for years before they are properly diagnosed and treated. Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life.
Symptoms of mania or a manic episode include:
- A long period of feeling "high,"or an overly happy or outgoing mood
- Extremely irritable mood, agitation, feeling "jumpy"or "wired."
- Talking very fast, jumping from one idea to another, having racing thoughts
- Being easily distracted
- Increasing goal-directed activities, such as taking on new projects
- Being restless
- Sleeping little
- Having an unrealistic belief in one's abilities
- Behaving impulsively and taking part in a lot of pleasurable, high-risk behaviors, such as spending sprees, impulsive sex, and impulsive business investments.
Symptoms of depression or a depressive episode include:
- A long period of feeling worried or empty
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed, including sex.
- Feeling tired or "slowed down"
- Having problems concentrating, remembering, and making decisions
- Being restless or irritable
- Changing eating, sleeping, or other habits
- Thinking of death or suicide, or attempting suicide.
Sarkis Clinical Trials is currently offering a clinical trial for
Adults with Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depressive Illness.