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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder services offered in The Woodlands, Conroe, TX

Severe mood swings are a hallmark sign of bipolar disorder, a condition that affects about 5.7 million Americans. At The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling, inpatient and outpatient services are available to address the extreme high and low moods bipolar disorder causes. Emad Bishai, MD, offers in-office and telepsychiatry appointments to assess your symptoms and customizes a care plan to stabilize your mood and restore your quality of life. Call the Conroe, Texas, office to schedule a bipolar disorder consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Bipolar Disorder Q & A

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme highs and lows in mood and energy. These dramatic mood changes can severely impact your ability to meet your responsibilities and increase risk factors for self-harm and suicidal thoughts or actions.

The underlying cause of bipolar disorder isn’t well understood, but your biologic and genetic background can play a role. You may also be at increased risk for experiencing bipolar symptoms due to trauma and other environmental factors.

The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers compassionate, ongoing care for adults and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Dr. Bishai takes a holistic, whole-person approach to managing your symptoms and optimizing your mental and emotional health.

When should I seek medical care for bipolar disorder?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling if you experience bipolar disorder symptoms. These symptoms vary based on the type of bipolar disorder you have.

Bipolar I

Bipolar 1 causes manic episodes (periods of high energy levels and feelings of euphoria) followed by depressive episodes where you experience persistent sadness, hopelessness, and low mood.

Bipolar II

Bipolar II causes at least one major depressive episode and one hypomanic episode. Hypomania symptoms are less severe than mania but can still disrupt your daily routine.

Cyclothymic disorder

Cyclothymic disorder causes periods of hypomania and depressive symptoms for at least two years in adults and one year in adolescents.

Dr. Bishai provides diagnostic evaluations in-office and through the online telepsychiatry platform. He assesses your symptoms and determines if you need inpatient or outpatient care to manage your existing bipolar symptoms and keep your condition well-controlled in the long term.

How is bipolar disorder treated?

You may need inpatient care for bipolar disorder if you have severe manic or depressive symptoms or experience psychosis, a condition that causes detachment from reality. The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers inpatient care in a safe, caring environment.

Dr. Bishai can also design an outpatient treatment plan that includes medications and psychological counseling. He supervises your use of bipolar medications through medication management visits to ensure they’re working well for symptom control.

Because bipolar is a lifelong condition, Dr. Bishai continues to provide the support you need to succeed at work, school, and in your relationships. 

Call The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for bipolar disorder symptoms or book an appointment online today.