317 E17th Suite 5F13
Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York NY 10003
Bipolar illness is a mood disorder that characteristically involves cycles of "low" mood (depression) and "high" mood (mania). Changes in mood from high to low and back again can be dramatic and rapid. Symptoms of both depressive and manic episodes may be mild or severe, the latter oftentimes leading to impaired functioning.
Depression is the "low pole" in bipolar disorder and can be characterized by several of the following:
Mania is the "high pole" in bipolar disorder, and can manifest itself in several of the following ways:
Usually, depression and mania occur as isolated episodes and do not overlap. However, sometimes the symptoms of depression and mania occur simultaneously, and these are called mixed state episodes.
Mixed states may feel like:
• Depression with symptoms of mania
such as restlessness, insomnia, or irritability
• Mania with symptoms of depression
such as low mood, crying, feeling hopeless
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong illness, and at present there is no single, uniform treatment. However most people can achieve stability and balance in their mood, as well as a reduction of symptoms with the right combination of medication, therapy, determination, and of course the support of loved ones.
With a uniquely tailored Family-Inclusive Treatment (FIT) at the Family Center, our patients go on to reach their dreams, accomplish their goals, and live happy and productive lives.
Yes. Our Center specializes in Bipolar Disorder, and as such we can only accept clients who have one of the following diagnoses:
To receive treatment in the Family Center you would need to call and schedule an evaluation. Please note that when scheduling an evaluation, you will need to select a treatment partner to accompany you.
Once you complete your evaluation and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder has been confirmed, you and your evaluating clinicians will decide if treatment at the Family Center is the best and most appropriate course of action. If it is, your evaluating clinician will design a unique treatment plan that will be tailored to your specific situation.
A “Treatment Partner” can be anyone that knows you well and can accompany you to your evaluation, as well as stay involved in your ongoing treatment. Treatment Partners are usually parents, significant others, siblings, and friends.
Yes. Involvement of family and/or other loved ones is something we believe in very strongly, and it is also what makes our Center unique. We strongly believe that the stability and health of our clients’ relationships with the people who are closest to them are an indispensable component of successful treatment outcome.
Our fees can vary greatly, depending on the services that are being provided. Please call us for more information regarding fees and payment options.