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Also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by abnormally elevated levels of energy, cognition and mood.

People that are diagnosed as having bipolar disorder often experience elevated states of depression and elevated episodes of mania. This type of person is either really happy or really sad. There generally isn’t an in between.

Bipolar disorder symptoms are very powerful and can damage relationships and make it hard to attend a job or school. Bipolar symptoms can also be physically and emotionally dangerous to the diagnosed person. They can become so depressed that they try to hurt themselves and, in extreme cases, attempt suicide.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

MANIC STATE:

  • Feeling very “up” or “high”
  • Talking really fast about many different things at one time
  • Being agitated, irritable or emotionally sensitive
  • Having trouble relaxing
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Reckless behavior

DEPRESSED STATE:

  • Feeling very sad
  • Feeling worried
  • Feeling empty
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Forgetting things
  • Losing interest in being active
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Thoughts of death and/or suicide

Fort Lauderdale Hospital has a staff of highly trained psychiatrists and clinicians that are qualified to treat bipolar disorder and other mental health issues.


Fort Lauderdale Hospital is licensed and accredited by the following:

  • State of Florida
  • Certified by Broward County
  • “The Joint Commission” or TJC

We accept Medicare and most other private insurances and have reasonable self-pay rates. For more information call 800-585-7527 or click here.



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