The D’Amore Solution to Bipolar Disorder
We Heal With Heart
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE AND BIPOLAR DISORDER
The rollercoaster of bipolar disorder can make treatment especially difficult. D’Amore Healthcare’s approach to the spectrum of bipolar disorder diagnosis is a stable, structured environment that builds self-efficacy. Our nationally-recognized, licensed residential mental health treatment will give you a new stress relief and decision-making formula. Furthermore, our evidence-based, customized approach will give you the tools you need to live a productive life and enjoy rewarding relationships.
D’Amore Healthcare takes your complete physical, social and psychological history into account. Our well-trained, licensed clinicians will guide you through each step of our personalized process, from education and counseling to activities and personal growth assignments. As a result, with sustained engagement and time, individuals will achieve a new sense of self-awareness, combined with a scientifically-proven strategy to manage and move on from bipolar disorder.
PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE MEANS A BALANCED LIFE
Bipolar disorder is a serious condition requiring expertise screening and attention. Our well-trained social workers and therapists provide a safe environment to begin the stabilization process and help our patients navigate the pitfalls of early recovery. Additionally, we create a treatment plan tailored to each individual’s needs in order to provide patients with the therapeutic modalities necessary to learn new coping mechanisms. There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but the D’Amore Healthcare staff will teach you how to manage it and live with balance and autonomy.
D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, mental health treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, acute stabilization and residential treatment of bipolar disorder. We are a Joint Commission accredited, licensed facility located in the sunny, beach communities of Southern California.
We offer the following treatment modalities for those suffering from bipolar disorder:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Positive Psychology and D’Amore’s Signature Positive Reinforcement Program, “Build Me Up”
Strategic Family Therapy
Integrative Functional Medicine
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BIPOLAR DISORDER
Bipolar disorder is like being trapped on a rollercoaster. Individuals experience swings from extreme highs to extreme lows and episodes can last for weeks, even months at a time. As a result, the individual’s quality of life, as well as their relationships with others, suffer and there is a greatly increased risk of other mental health disorders, ranging from substance abuse (which requires addiction treatment) to suicide.
WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Bipolar Disorder is a very common, though potentially very serious mental disorder in which the individual alternates between periods of extreme depression and episodes of mania, or an abnormally elevated mood. The suicide rate after 20 years of bipolar disorder is 6%, with an increase to 20% for those who spend a lifetime with the disease. Meanwhile, 30-40% of individuals report cutting or some other type of self-harm.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
Periods of intense euphoria, followed by depression
Delusions of grandeur
Poor impulse control
Changes in appetite
Thoughts of suicide or preoccupation with death
The increased suicide risk, as well as comorbidity with other mental health conditions including communicable disease, nutritional deficiency, autoimmune disease, obesity, alcoholism and addiction, make bipolar daunting to face. If you or someone you know is suffering from bipolar disorder, please get help immediately.