Houston Bipolar Therapy Psychiatrist
What is bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by extreme mood swings between periods of extreme happiness and motivation (mania) and periods of extreme sadness and hopelessness (depression). It is estimated that 4.4% of U.S. adults suffer from bipolar disorder at some point in their life. At Houston Mind and Brain, our providers can treat your bipolar disorder and help manage your symptoms.
Types of Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar I Disorder is a subtype of bipolar disorder characterized by severe mood episodes between mania and depression.
If you think you may have any one of these bipolar disorders, schedule a consultation today!
Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis in Houston
If you are struggling with a bipolar disorder, our providers here at Houston Mind and Brain can see you for a consultation with a diagnostic interview and treatment recommendations. They can then provide you with further guidance on ways to manage and treat your bipolar disorder through medications, lifestyle changes, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and psychotherapy.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
At Houston Mind and Brain, we are happy to offer a wide variety of services to help patients who are struggling with bipolar disorder. Our compassionate providers can help patients manage their bipolar disorder through medication management and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for bipolar depression. In addition, we offer additional treatments for bipolar disorder including psychotherapy through our clinic’s psychotherapist.
Houston Bipolar Therapy Psychiatrist
Dr. Raymond Cho is our psychiatrist here at Houston Mind and Brain. He has extensive experience seeing patients with bipolar disorder and a wide variety of other mental disorders. Having over 27 years of clinical research involving cognition, brain physiology, and neurostimulation for psychiatric disorders, he is one of the most capable bipolar therapy psychiatrists in Houston.
Frequently asked Questions about Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder and depression may seem somewhat similar. Both bipolar disorder and depression involve episodes of depressed mood. However, there are some key differences. Those with bipolar disorder experience periods of elevated mood ranging from hypomania to mania, whereas those with depression do not experience manic symptoms and only experience depressed mood.
There are a number of risk factors for bipolar disorder. If you have an immediate family member who has bipolar disorder, you are at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. Furthermore, traumatic events, periods of high stress, and drug/alcohol abuse can put you at risk for bipolar disorder.
There are a number of risk factors for bipolar disorder. If you have an immediate family member who has bipolar disorder, you are at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. This relationship can be due to both genetic and environmental factors. Furthermore, traumatic events, periods of high stress, and drug/alcohol abuse can put you at risk for bipolar disorder. Any of these can be a trigger for your first manic or depressive episode.
For those suffering from bipolar disorder, the most important step to getting better is to see a licensed mental health care professional to get a diagnosis and begin treatment. Providers can prescribe medication and suggest lifestyle changes that can improve the management of your bipolar disorder. State-of-the-art treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can also be helpful for bipolar depression.
A number of studies have shown that bipolar disorder is highly heritable. One study suggests that genetic factors can explain 60-85% of risk of inheriting bipolar disorder. This suggests that having an immediate family member with bipolar disorder dramatically increases your risk of bipolar disorder.