Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is typically characterized by extreme moods swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you are depressed you might feel sad or hopeless and lose interest in activities that normally make you feel pleasure. When your mood shifts in the other direction you will feel euphoric and full of energy almost like you are invincible. Mood shifts can happen weekly, monthly, or yearly.

These shifts in mood can cause a disruption in social activities such as school, work, and leisure time. There are different types of bipolar disorders and a proper diagnosis is necessary in order to get the person with the right treatment.

At the Brain & Wellness Center we focus on learning about your individual case and looking to find a comfortable solution.  We see the cause of the extreme mood swings as an imbalance of neuron firing.  Typically, there are too many neurons firing very fast or very slow with a lack of neuron activity to balance the brain.  Neurofeedback isn’t a “cure” or “treatment” but rather a technique for teaching neuron firing patterns to be more balanced and flexible.  People who suffer with bipolar will have ongoing treatment through psychotherapy, neurofeedback and medication management in order to have a balanced lifestyle.

What can Neurofeedback help improve?

Neurofeedback can help improve sleep, mood swings, behavioral disruptions, and emotional instabilities. We can also provide some behavioral suggestions that can help aide with becoming more stable. 

Resources:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027544

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