Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mood disorder characterized by extreme fluctuations in emotions. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience a constant rollercoaster, from episodes of suicidal depression to periods of hyperactivity, heightened aggression, and even psychosis. Bipolar disorder can be exacerbated by traumatic experiences in childhood or adult life, leading to co-occurring conditions like borderline personality disorder (BPD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In an attempt to exert control and regulate their emotions, many with bipolar disorder turn to unhealthy coping practices. One common form of coping is substance abuse, including the consumption of THC, depressants (opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines) and stimulants (cocaine, amphetamines). Individuals with bipolar disorder may also develop eating disorders for the same reason, including binge eating, purging, and restricting food intake.
Understanding these challenges, the Delray Center for Healing offers comprehensive full-day and half-day programming for dual diagnosis bipolar disorder clients. The bipolar disorder dual diagnosis program is a clinically intensive treatment track specifically designed for individuals with manic and depressive symptoms, who also have additional mental health issues.
What to Expect from Bipolar Disorder Dual Diagnosis Treatment:
Accurate Diagnosis: Before beginning any treatment, prospective clients receive a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation from our medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD, or one of the primary psychiatrists on our medical team. Proper evaluation is essential, because bipolar disorder is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed disorders in psychiatry. Clients at the Delray Center can expect a thorough assessment, an accurate diagnosis, and recommendations for relevant clinical services.
Individualized Treatment Plan: At the Delray Center for Healing, we understand that every dual diagnosis client is unique. Every bipolar disorder dual diagnosis program is customized to ensure a successful outcome for our clients. This means a treatment plan with only the clinical services, including individual therapy, group therapy, and holistic wellness treatments, that are relevant to those suffering from bipolar disorder.
Structured Psychiatric Care: Unlike other intensive outpatient programs, where psychiatry is not included or only included on a limited basis, The Delray Center for Healing’s bipolar disorder dual diagnosis program is overseen by our founder, senior psychiatrist & medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD. All individualized treatment plans include regular psychiatric follow-ups, medication management, and an integrated treatment approach that emphasizes psychiatry.
Seamless Continuum of Care: Programs at the Delray Center are designed to let clients gradually step down in levels of care, to help them successfully transition back into their normal lives. Clients at the Delray Center continue to access outpatient services upon graduation, including psychiatry, individual and group therapy.
Bipolar Disorder Dual Diagnosis Services Offered:
Every comprehensive outpatient program at the Delray Center is constructed specifically with the client in mind. As a result, exact services vary from treatment plan to treatment plan, based on the initial psychiatric evaluation, but include the following:
Structured psychiatric care & medication management
Multiple individual therapy sessions per week
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Art & expressive therapy
Experiential & psychodramatic therapy
IV vitamin infusions
Healthy meal options
Ground & aerial yoga classes
If you or someone you know has been struggling with bipolar disorder, with or without other co-occurring mental health disorders, we invite you to contact us today to learn about available treatment options. The road to healing begins by scheduling a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation with one of our psychiatrists. Call us today at 888-699-5679 to find out more.
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Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day. Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day.