Bipolar disorder is a treatable medical condition. At Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand the challenges having bipolar disorder brings. Our experienced and compassionate team will be with you through every step of treatment.
Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Learn more about bipolar disorder treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that is characterized by extreme changes in mood. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to function.
Thankfully, bipolar disorder can be treated through professional care that includes a combination of therapy and medication. If you are struggling with bipolar disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed, and may not have realized that treatment is an option. However, effective professional care can help you to manage your symptoms and live a healthier and more satisfying life.
At our treatment center, we understand the challenges that you are experiencing, and we have developed specialized therapies that can help you. You do not have to continue to endure the upsetting symptoms of an untreated bipolar disorder. With our help, you can lead a happier and more productive life.
How to Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member get bipolar disorder treatment
When your loved one is showing symptoms of bipolar disorder, you may feel like there is little you can do to help. You may even limit how much time you spend with your loved one due to fears about his or her unpredictable behaviors. However, despite your apprehension, you can play an essential role in helping your loved one obtain the appropriate treatment. Consider the following:
- Educate yourself on bipolar disorder by researching signs, effects, and symptoms of this condition. Gathering information will help you to better understand what your loved one is experiencing.
- Research local treatment options for your loved one, specifically supports that are relevant to his or her needs.
- Talk to your loved one about getting treatment. Prepare for him or her to be resistant, as this is a common reaction. Maintain a calm and compassionate tone so that he or she does not feel threatened.
- As your loved one considers entering treatment, tell him or her that you will be there to offer support throughout the entire process. Offer to help in any way that makes him or her feel more comfortable accepting treatment.
Helping a loved one get treatment for bipolar disorder can be challenging, and it is important to tend to your own health and well-being at this time. Actively caring for yourself will allow you to support your loved one without overextending yourself.
Types of Treatment
Why consider bipolar disorder treatment at our center near Little Rock, Arkansas
When bipolar disorder is not properly treated, you can experience a wide range of negative effects. You may isolate yourself from others, neglect responsibilities at work or school, and experience interpersonal conflicts at home.
If your bipolar disorder continues to go untreated, these effects are likely to get worse, and new ones can develop. For example, people with bipolar disorder are at risk for abusing alcohol or other drugs in an attempt to self-medicate their symptoms. This can lead to a worsening of symptoms, and can further complicate your ability to get help and begin to recover.
Thankfully, as noted earlier on this page, bipolar disorder can be treated. With effective professional care, you can overcome or learn to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and you can develop the skills that will help you to achieve an improved quality of life.
Types of Treatment
Types of bipolar disorder treatment offered at our hospital
When you or a loved one enters treatment for bipolar disorder at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you will work in close collaboration with a team of experienced professionals to complete a course of treatment that has been developed specifically for you.
Our state-of-the-art hospital in Conway, Arkansas, is designed to serve individuals and families throughout the Little Rock-North Metro community. Here, you will have the opportunity to receive comprehensive therapeutic support as well as certain medical services, all provided with dignity and respect within a structured and supportive environment.
When you arrive at our center, one of your first activities will be to complete a thorough assessment. This process ensures that we have identified and are prepared to treat all of the issues that have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life.
Depending upon the results of that initial assessment, as well as our ongoing monitoring of your progress, your personalized treatment plan at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital may feature the following elements:
The focus of treatment at our hospital is on mental and behavioral challenges such as bipolar disorder, but we also provide certain medical services to ensure that we are able to best meet the unique needs of each person who heals with us. Medical care at our treatment center may be provided by a medical doctor, physician assistants, registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice nurses (APNs), and licensed practical nurses (LPNs).
As noted above, prior to starting treatment for bipolar disorder, you will complete a thorough assessment. Part of this assessment will involve determining if you can benefit from having certain prescription medications included in your personalized treatment plan. If such a determination is made, you will receive medication management services, including as many meetings with a psychiatrist as you need, throughout your time in treatment with us. Also, medication management services may be added or adjusted during your time in our program based upon our continued monitoring of your progress.
A one-on-one meeting with a licensed therapist or counselor can be an optimal opportunity for you to process treatment-related successes and setbacks, address issues that you may be hesitant to discuss in a group setting, and get personalized guidance related to your recovery from the symptoms of bipolar disorder. Every person who heals with us will participate in at least one individual session, and additional sessions can be scheduled if needed.
Groups are a fundamental element of treatment for bipolar disorder at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital. During your time in treatment with us, you may participate in process, skills rehearsal, recreational, and psychoeducational groups. All groups are led by experienced professionals, including nurses, therapists, and counselors. We typically schedule at least four groups per day. The following are a few examples of the many topics that may be discussed during group therapy sessions at Conway:
- Emotional regulation skills
- Substance abuse
- Adapting leisure skills
- Medication management
- Distress tolerance skills
At our treatment center, we know that your struggles with bipolar disorder may have impacted or been affected by your friends and family members. We also appreciate the great value that loved ones can bring to the recovery process. For these reasons, we include weekly family therapy sessions for all who are healing with us. During these sessions, which are led by a licensed therapist or counselor, you and your loved ones will have the opportunity to heal rifts, develop healthier communication skills, and learn to function in a more unified and supportive manner.
Continuing care after treatment for bipolar disorder at our center
Your time at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital can be an important step on your journey of recovery from the symptoms of bipolar disorder. However, we understand that your experience with us will be just one part of a longer process. In order to ensure that you are prepared to maintain and build upon the progress that you make while in our care, we provide detailed discharge planning services.
The discharge planning process begins the day you enter treatment at our hospital. As you advance through your personalized treatment plan, the members of your treatment team will document your progress, identify issues that may merit continued attention, and recommend follow-on placement, community-based services, and other resources that will support your continued recovery.
As is the case with all aspects of care at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, the elements of your discharge plan will be selected based upon their ability to meet your unique needs and best prepare you for long-term success.