If you are struggling with drug addiction and bipolar disorder, Malibu Recovery Center dual diagnosis rehab is the answer your problem. We, at MRC specialize in dual diagnosis treatment and management for substance dependence and co-existing conditions.
Causes of bipolar disorder
Drug addiction and bipolar disorders have something in common. They are caused by many underlying factors. Bipolar disorder has many origins, to wit:
Genetics: Some children are born with genes that predispose them to bipolar disorder. If you have close relatives with this disorder, you also have an increased chance of having it. But, it does not necessarily mean that you will necessarily develop bipolar disorder because a family member has it. The possibility is only increased due to the genes that carry the traits.
Chemical imbalance: Studies showed that the primary cause of bipolar disorder is chemical imbalance in the body. This chemical disproportion affects the chemical or neurotransmitter called, norepinephrine. An increased level of norepinephrine causes mania or manic episodes. On the other hand, if the level of norepinephrine is decreased, the individual may also suffer from hypomania or deep depression.
• easily angered
• readily agitated
• Severe and unusual irritability
• Unusual hostility
• Unusually expansive or elevated or mood
• Increased activity
• Clang associations
• Incoherent speech
• Rapid speech
• Financial extravagance
• Improper behaviors
• Increased sexual impulses
• Misplaced humor
• Poor insight
• Strange impulsiveness
Signs of hypomania
Symptoms of bipolar depression include:
• Changes in appetite
• Feeling of hopelessness
• Lack of purpose
• Feelings of worthlessness
• Inability to concentrate
• Lack of ability to feel pleasure
• Memory problems
• Physical and mental lethargy
• Sleeping difficulty
• Suicidal thoughts
In some cases, an individual experiences a mixed episode of mania and hypomania. This is characterized by low mood and elevated energy. Some of its symptoms include:
• Depression with agitation
• Racing thoughts
Effects of substance abuse on bipolar treatment
Drug addiction can cause difficulties to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. It will entail through assessment and series of evaluation from qualified specialists to distinguish the symptoms. Conventional treatment will not answer your treatment needs. It is imperative to treat bipolar disorder along with drug addiction.
Malibu Recovery Center Dual Diagnosis Rehab special offers
Current clinical experience dictates that conventional drug addiction treatment cannot cause a dramatic change in people with dual diagnosis. A special type of treatment plan has to be implemented to make sure that the causes of bipolar disorder are addressed before a person can break free from addiction issues. At MRC dual diagnosis rehab, we offer specialized dual diagnosis treatment plan integrated in every step of our holistic program.