Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that causes wide fluctuations in mood and energy levels. The symptoms of this mental health disorder appear at any age, but most people experience them during their late teens or early adolescence. Mood swings are normal; however, a person with bipolar disorder experiences extreme differences in their mood that affect their ability to think clearly, resulting in interference in their day-to-day life.
Untreated bipolar disorder can worsen with age or over time. A person can experience episodes that are more severe than when symptoms first appeared. The longer the symptoms go untreated, the more likely the person may experience severe problems in his or her life. Patients who are receiving treatment and start to believe that their symptoms are improving may likewise attempt to discontinue taking their medication, which eventually leads to a return of their symptoms. And those who have not received any medication at all will somehow practice inappropriate coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse, which only worsens and prolongs the symptoms of mania and depression. So before these things happen, it is important for one to be assessed by professionals and avail of our counseling services in Ohio.
As we age, a lot of problems may arise, and mental health can either get in the way and join our bulk of problems or help us as we tread along them. It’s always okay to accept that you are not feeling okay as there are professionals ready and waiting to help. Telehealth therapy can also work.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Contact us at WCAP Counseling today. We also offer substance abuse counseling in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.