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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that causes clients to alternate between elevated moods and bouts of intense depression. The length and intensity of these extreme moods prevent clients from efficiently performing their daily activities. La Ventana’s bipolar disorder treatment centers in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills provide clients with the help they need to restore balance to their lives.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The symptoms of bipolar disorder vary based on whether the client is in a “high” or “low” mood.

  • Mania: Manic phases are periods of high energy and stimulation. Clients in a manic phase often forsake sleep and engage in risky behavior such as impulsive spending and substance abuse.
  • Hypomania: Hypomania is a less-intense type of manic phase which has a significant impact on a client’s mood. Though hypomania is less likely to cause dangerous behaviors, hypomania can cause impulsiveness and chaotic mood swings.
  • Depression: Depressive phases take physical and mental tolls on clients. Symptoms associated with depressive phases include low physical energy, sadness, and suicidal thoughts.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

The three most common classifications of bipolar disorder are:

  • Bipolar I: Bipolar I is diagnosed as any manic episode that precedes or follows a depressive phase or hypomanic phase.
  • Bipolar II: Bipolar II is diagnosed with depressive phases lasting at least two weeks and manic phases lasting several days.
  • Cyclothymia: Cyclothymic bipolar disorder is diagnosed with manic phases and depressive phases that last for hours or minutes instead of days. This is the least severe type of bipolar disorder, but it is still disruptive enough to daily lives that it should be treated.

Contributing Factors for Bipolar Disorder

Identifying root causes of bipolar disorder can yield valuable insights on how to best regulate it.

  • Genetics: Having parents or grandparents with bipolar disorder increases the chances that a client’s bipolar disorder is influenced by heredity.
  • Brain: Abnormalities and chemical imbalances in the brain can trigger manic phases and depressive phases.
  • Environment: External factors including physical illnesses, external stressors, and traumatic incidents can trigger or amplify bipolar disorder.

How La Ventana Helps Clients Manage Bipolar Disorder

La Ventana’s bipolar disorder treatment centers in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills offer a combination of treatments to help clients manage their bipolar disorder. Our trained clinicians also implements psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and psychoeducation. We assist clients establish and maintain a lifestyle which help manage bipolar disorders by increasing physical health and reducing external stressors. Our staff also offers holistic treatments – such as yoga, art programs, and mindfulness – to give clients options on how to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

La Ventana’s bipolar disorder treatment program has comprehensive experience in handling a variety of mental disorders. Please feel free to contact us by filling out our online form, calling us at (800) 560-8518, or emailing us at

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