If you currently have bipolar disorder, you are most likely accustomed to mood swings.

Bipolar disorder is defined by Kathleen Smith, PhD, LPC as “a type of mood disorder that affects all areas of life, including your mood, energy level, attention, and behaviors. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are classified into two types of mood episodes, known as depression and mania.”

Not only can these produce a lot of tension in your personal and professional life but in other more dangerous ideations and activities if the cause is left untreated for too long. However, this does not mean that bipolar disorder is a hopeless case and cannot be managed. Aside from medications, adding behavioral therapy to the treatment plan can further improve mood stabilization and enhance your quality of life. 

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