It sometimes happens that a family member who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder is reluctant to be in treatment. Alternatively you may observe that your loved one has mood swings and suspect that he or she may have bipolar disorder and may need treatment. If in either of these situations you need guidance on how to approach your loved one and bring them into treatment, the Center provides family consultations to help the family achieve this goal.
Medication Management Bipolar illness is diagnostically complicated. Those who have bipolar disorder may have frequent mood changes. For some people the episodes may be similar and even predictable; for others they could be dissimilar and unpredictable. For this reason, most people with Bipolar disorder require ongoing and close medication management. The frequency of medication management appointments depends on the patient’s current condition and typically goes down over time as a higher level of psychiatric stability is attained. The Center clinicians work with the patients closely during the office visits but also by phone and through text messages to establish and maintain the optimal medication or medication combination regimen.