Bipolar disorder, previously known as “manic depression,” causes uncontrollable and often unpredictable mood swings in those that suffer from it. With the exception of obvious cases, bipolar disorder is often difficult to diagnose, and is commonly misdiagnosed by many psychiatrists and professionals. This problem is so common, finding an appropriate psychiatrist to evaluate you can be tedious.
Raul J. Rodriguez, MD takes a careful approach when diagnosing any disorder. Not only does he check the emotional symptoms of each patient but he also provides a unique medical approach to all of his psychiatric services. As part of the psychiatric evaluation process, Dr. Rodriguez systematically reviews potential bipolar disorder symptoms with his patients. If you have any of these symptoms, it may be time to seek psychiatric help.
Bipolar has two main symptom clusters: Mania and depression. Depending on your unique circumstances, the symptoms can vary.
After being properly diagnosed, Dr. Rodriguez and his staff work to provide a treatment plan in collaboration with his patients, that is totally unique to their individualized needs. Medication, as well as cognitive therapy, are essential in the treatment of bipolar disorder, and can help restore an often greatly deteriorated level of stability and function. There are many different bipolar disorder treatment options that can be combined to provide comprehensive treatment. These include medication such as mood stabilizers, behavioral therapy in both group and individual settings, and mindfulness skills to help with emotional regulation.
The needless suffering of both the patient and family can end as soon as a successful treatment regimen begins. The first step is setting up an appointment to ensure your mental health improves. When correctly diagnosed and treated, most patients with bipolar disorder can live well-adjusted lives. Receiving bipolar disorder treatment with Dr. Rodriguez has allowed many people to reach an extremely high level of function in society, improve daily life, and learn how to interact with individuals better.
“I was having a terrible time, they helped me out a lot! Thanks Doctor.”
“Dr. Rodriguez provides excellent treatment and care; he is very dedicated to his patients”
“My family spent a fortune sending me to other places for my mental health and none could help. I found Doc and his awesome staff and they saved my life.”
“I feel better overall. I have learned valuable tools to help manage my issues”