In any given year, approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States are affected by bipolar disorder, representing 2.6% of the overall population. Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed, which is why you need the expertise of an entire mental health team like the one found at the Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling. Headed by Anthony Freire, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, Kelley Hershman, LMHC, and Kate Engstrom, LCSW, the group of specialists helps patients in the New York City area overcome the limitations of bipolar disorder. For more information, call or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation.
Bipolar disorder is an all-encompassing mental health disorder that affects your mood, levels of activity, and ability to function. There are four main types of the disorder, including:
Manic episodes often include:
On the opposite end of the spectrum are depressive episodes that are characterized by:
In extreme cases, depressive episodes may include thoughts of suicide.
When you first visit the Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling & Clinical Supervision, a therapist sits with you to review your symptoms and talks with you about your thoughts and behaviors. It’s helpful if you’re able to describe and put a timeline to your manic and depressive episodes so your therapist can figure out which type of bipolar disorder might be affecting you.
Once they have a clearer picture of the problem, they work with you using a number of different therapies to control the manic and depressive episodes, including:
Rest assured that the team of professionals works with you until your quality of life is restored and your manic and depressive episodes are under control.
For expert treatment of bipolar disorder, call the office or request a consultation using the online scheduling tool.