Jefferson University Hospitals

Bipolar Disorder

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When you or someone you care about is experiencing bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression), it can affect all aspects of your life and cause problems with personal relationships and the ability to perform at work. Recognizing the varied and extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder is crucial in obtaining effective treatment and avoiding the potentially painful consequences of reckless, manic behavior.

There is no reason to live with this debilitating condition, and there is no shame in seeking treatment. The caring and compassionate mental health professionals at Jefferson can put you on a path to recovery and a fully productive lifestyle.

Jefferson's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior is staffed with highly trained and experienced mental health professionals who will work hard to help you understand the cause of your bipolar disorder and bring relief from symptoms through a combination of talk therapy and medication.

In most cases, long-term preventive treatment is necessary to stabilize the mood swings associated with bipolar disorder. Inpatients treated at Jefferson's General Adult Inpatient Unit present with a wide range of major psychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia spectrum disorders or affective psychoses, major depressive disorders, substance use disorders, adjustment disorders and personality disorders.

The unit provides the most secure setting for your treatment, regardless of your degree of psychiatric pathology. The unit often admits patients seen through the Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Program, especially where injuries have been self-inflicted, following an initial period of medical stabilization.

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Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with the specialists at Jefferson Health.