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You are not alone. In 2022, 613 adults in Kentucky received inpatient hospitalization for bipolar disorder. SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky solves unmet needs by offering bipolar disorder treatment. Sometimes, bipolar disorder can result in a mental health crisis. You shouldn’t have to wait for help when a crisis comes, which is why we offer crisis care with 24/7 admission. 

What We Treat: Bipolar Disorder

You are not alone when it comes to experiencing bipolar disorder or its associated symptoms. Many people are known to experience this mental health disorder, and they can find treatment for it that works for them. However, what does it mean when someone is diagnosed with bipolar disorder?

Meaning of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by shifts in mood, activity levels, concentration, and energy, which can result in the person experiencing difficulties when they are trying to complete daily tasks. These shifts refer to episodes called mania and depression. Mania is a period when people feel “up.” They experience symptoms of elation, irritability, and energy. However, people with bipolar disorder will also experience periods where they feel “down” and have symptoms of sadness, indifference, and hopelessness. This period is known as depression. Below are two of the most common types of bipolar disorder someone might be diagnosed with.

Bipolar I

This type of bipolar disorder involves having manic episodes for a minimum of 7 days or having manic symptoms that are severe enough that they require medical care. Depressive episodes will last a minimum of 2 weeks. People who have this type of bipolar disorder may have 4 or more episodes of mania or depression in a 1-year time frame, known as “rapid cycling.”

Bipolar II

Bipolar II is similar to bipolar I as it is a pattern of episodes; however, this disorder goes between episodes of depression and hypomania. Hypomania episodes include less severe symptoms of mania.

How We Treat Bipolar Disorder at SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky

First and foremost, we look at your medical history and then perform specialized assessments to determine the correct diagnosis. Once BPD is confirmed, our team will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your situation.

Bipolar disorder can feel frustrating and sometimes terrifying, especially when you try to manage your symptoms on your own. However, receiving treatment can help you understand your symptoms and make them more manageable. SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky’s mental health services page describes specific treatment methods we use in the treatment of BPD. These treatment methods can be employed at any of our levels of care which include:

Inpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky

SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky has inpatient programming for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. The length of stay someone would have typically ranges from 7-14 days.

Outpatient at SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky

We also offer partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programming. Our adult groups focus on mental health, dual diagnosis, and specialty trauma. Our regular PHP hours are from 9 to 2:30, Monday through Friday. During PHP, you will experience art and recreational therapy three days a week. Our IOP is from 9 to 12 Monday through Friday for adults and 9 to 2:30 Monday through Friday for teens. We also offer an adult evening IOP from 5:30 to 8:30, three days a week. 

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Bipolar Disorder: Who Experiences It?

Anyone can experience bipolar disorder, but the most significant risk factors include history of trauma and genetics. 

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Only medical professionals can diagnose bipolar disorder. Your healthcare professional may complete a physical exam, order medical testing, and refer you to a mental health professional for evaluation.

Expectations During Bipolar Disorder Diagnostic Exam

The diagnostic exam will examine the severity, length, and frequency of your symptoms and experiences throughout your life.

FAQs About Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Can I live a normal life with bipolar disorder?

With proper treatment, people with bipolar disorder can have an improved quality of life.

Kentucky Bipolar Disorder Treatment

SUN Behavioral Health Kentucky solves unmet needs in Erlanger, KY. They provide no-cost care assessments that allow you to meet with a representative as you create the best care plan for your needs. For more information, call us at 859-429-5188


SUN Behavioral Kentucky

820 Dolwick Drive
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

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