BIPOLAR DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM
Suffering from bipolar disorder can make your son challenging to live with, even beyond typical challenges with the changes of adolescence. Bipolar disorder affects all areas of his life and often lasts throughout life. However, by addressing bipolar disorder at an early age, your son can regain hope for a bright future.
WHY YOUR SON MAY NEED A BIPOLAR DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM
Boys’ bipolar disorder treatment does not focus on one single cause, because the origins are more complex. Bipolar disorder stems from several factors, including nature (genes, chemicals in the brain) and nurture (living environment).
Bipolar disorder in boys can also develop because of other medical complications. For example, they could develop depressive symptoms due to injury, chronic illness, or a traumatic experience. Substance use can also contribute to depressive moods. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center provides individualized boys’ substance use treatment to heal substance issues alongside bipolar disorder treatment.
If your son is struggling with substance use disorder along with bipolar disorder, he has a co-occurring disorder that will result in a dual diagnosis. The boy’s dual diagnosis treatment at Stonewater is designed to equip young men with the tools they need to cope with these co-occurring disorders not only during our program but throughout their lives.
WHAT IS BIPOLAR DISORDER?
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness causing extreme mood changes in your son. Bipolar disorder leads your son to experience manic and depressive episodes. These depressive and manic episodes can occur rapidly in succession or even months apart. Generally, for mood changes to be classified as bipolar disorder, episodes must last for at least two continuous weeks.