Find Balance While Having Bipolar Disorder Using Lakeside Psychiatry's Treatment Programs

Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings, going from feeling extremely high energy and excitement (mania/hypomania) to feeling very low and depressed. These intense highs and lows happen over and over again. If you or someone you know experiences these dramatic shifts in mood, bipolar disorder could be the cause.

Here at Lakeside Psychiatry, we specialize in bipolar treatment Chicago and use a supportive and comprehensive approach to help you manage this condition and live a fulfilling life.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Millions of people worldwide have bipolar disorder. It disrupts your emotions, energy levels, and ability to think clearly. Mania and depression episodes can last for days, weeks, or even months. While the exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, it's likely genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors.

There are two main categories of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar I Disorder: Has to do with episodes of full mania that last at least seven days or require hospitalization. Depressive episodes typically last two weeks or more.
  • Bipolar II Disorder: Has to do with episodes of hypomania and depression.

Bipolar disorder can also be classified as "bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BP-NOS)" if it doesn't fully meet the criteria for either Bipolar I or II but still causes significant problems in your life.

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

The signs of bipolar disorder can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include:

Mania or Hypomania:

  • Feeling unusually energetic, excited, or irritable.
  • Racing thoughts and talking very fast.
  • Having grandiose ideas about yourself or your abilities.
  • Sleeping very little but feeling rested.
  • Engaging in risky behaviors like spending sprees or impulsive decisions.
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing.


  • Feeling extremely sad or hopeless for extended periods.
  • Lack of zeal to engage in activities you once enjoyed.
  • Altered sleep patterns or appetite.
  • Feeling low energy or fatigue.
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or making decisions.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide.

If you're experiencing these symptoms, it's vital to get professional help. Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve your quality of life.

Book a Session

Having bipolar disorder can be difficult, but with the right treatment and support, you can live a full and productive life. Book a session with us today and kick-start your journey to wellness and a better life.

Chicago Bipolar Treatment at Lakeside Psychiatry

At Lakeside Psychiatry, we understand the challenges of having bipolar disorder. Our team of experienced psychiatrists provides compassionate and effective bipolar treatment. We use a personalized approach and custom treatment plans.

Our Chicago bipolar treatment programs include mostly medication management. Medications are an important part of bipolar treatment that helps to stabilize mood swings and prevent future episodes.

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