What is Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar Disorder is characterized by the presence of at least one manic episode. A manic episode is an affect state in which the individual suddenly feels irritable, anxious, agitated or creative, grandiose, aroused. The individual in a manic state may exhibit pressured speech, promiscuity, etc. Although medication is a very effective treatment for this disorder, medication compliance is often an issue; the individual, enjoying the manic episode, does not see the danger in the manic state. The inconsistent relationships, loss of jobs, debt, and drug abuse typically seen associated with this disorder are often the result of actions that occurred within manic episodes.
How Does CAST treat Bipolar Disorder?
When a client arrives at CAST, he or she is assigned a therapist who performs a complete initial evaluation. If a previous diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder has been made, this will be carefully examined. The clinical team meets to discuss each individual who arrives at CAST and the entire team is involved in creating a comprehensive treatment plan.
At CAST we strongly believe that an individual is more than a disorder, thus not every individual with the same disorder will have the same treatment plan. With a clinical team comprised of empathetic and skilled PhD's, MFT's, Psychiatrists, Physicians, and Psychologists, we determine treatment plans taking into account the most relevant research, techniques, and combined experience of the clinical team. We understand treatment is a process, and at CAST our goal is to create a healing environment that both challenges and supports in order to foster growth
Treatment plans may include any of the following:
- Structured transitional living homes for both men and women
- Individual therapy sessions may include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Intensive outpatient groups that may include:
- Authentic Empowerment
- Emotional Self-Awareness
- Relapse Prevention
- Seeking Safety - Trauma Informed Care
- Feeding the Hunger Within
- Healing Through Hypnosis
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Money Management in Recovery
- Managing Moods
- Emotional Sobriety
- Friends and Family Support Group
- Partners in Recovery
- Holistic therapeutic techniques may include:
- Family therapy sessions
- Family therapy with client
- Family therapy without client
- Spousal/Significant other therapy