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Medically reviewed by Jennifer Strong, LMHC

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on December 5, 2023


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Life can be difficult at times even for people who enjoy good mental health. When someone has bipolar disorder, it puts extra obstacles in their way, which can add stress and anxiety in all areas of their lives. When this happens, it’s important to know that quality bipolar disorder treatment is available. Tampa Bay Recovery employs a skilled team of mental health specialists who understand how bipolar disorder impacts a person’s life and teaches them to learn healthy coping skills. With our help, we can guide people to minimize their symptoms of bipolar disorder and quiet much of the chaos in their lives.

If you or a loved one are struggling with Bipolar Disorder, call us at 813-733-8774 or verify your insurance now.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that can impact anyone’s life. Formerly called manic depression, this challenging mental illness causes a person to experience mood swings and unstable emotions that range from low feelings of depression to manic highs. The cycles can happen every few weeks up to a few times a year. Despite what the individual with bipolar disorder feels, or how their illness is perceived by others, bipolar disorder cannot be controlled through willpower. The moods it causes can only be altered by attending a professional bipolar disorder treatment program. This type of focused treatment helps the individual improve their ability to recognize and alter their moods in a way that positively impacts all areas of their lives.


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Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The signs of someone who needs bipolar disorder treatment can be split into two different categories. The first is symptoms that occur during a manic phase and include:

  • Elevated amounts of energy
  • Very talkative
  • Feelings of joy and euphoria
  • Going for long periods of time without sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating on a conversation or task
  • Feeling over-confident
  • Engaging in risky behavior 

The second category of symptoms of bipolar disorder occurs during the depressive phase and includes:

  • A deep sense of depression
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Lack of energy
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty participating in even simple tasks

The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

While it may not seem obvious, there remains a real connection between bipolar disorder and addiction. Often, when someone struggles with bipolar disorder, in particular when they do not seek treatment, they also develop a substance use disorder. The reason is that using alcohol or drugs can seem like a good way to deal with the symptoms that come with bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, what begins as a stop-gap approach can turn into a full-blown addiction. As well, one of the symptoms of bipolar disorder is engaging in risky behavior. For many, this means they are more prone to drink or use drugs to excess without concern about the negative impact it causes. 

The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Tampa

Because so many people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with a substance use disorder, some programs include treatment for both simultaneously. Dual diagnosis, which is the presence of both a mental health disorder and an addiction to drugs or alcohol, requires specialized care from experts trained to treat this condition. In fact, when only one disorder is treated, it makes it more difficult to overcome the other one. For example, someone who undergoes treatment for addiction but does not receive treatment for their bipolar disorder at the same time proves more likely to relapse. Alternatively, someone who gets bipolar disorder treatment but continues to abuse drugs or alcohol will find it much more difficult to improve their symptoms of poor mental health. Our dual diagnosis treatment in Tampa provides a comprehensive program tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. 

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Tampa Bay Recovery Center is a premier leader in the provision of dual diagnosis services. If you or someone you love is in need of professional care to address a substance use disorder, reach out to us right now at (813) 733-8774 to speak with an admissions specialist who can get you started on the road to recovery.

Other Services We Offer

As part of our bipolar disorder treatment, we offer several types of therapy modalities that help aid in improving symptoms of poor mental health. As well, they help people who are in recovery from addiction. We offer both traditional therapies and holistic ones that, in combination, create an optimal avenue for people to improve their physical, emotional, and mental health. The types of therapy we offer include:

We provide a thorough assessment of each individual in order to design a menu of therapies that will help them meet their treatment goals. We can provide prescription medications that help ease symptoms of both bipolar disorder and withdrawal symptoms.

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Begin Bipolar Disorder Treatment in Tampa Today!

Do you have bipolar disorder and haven’t been able to find an effective treatment plan that enables you to minimize your symptoms? When this happens, it can be easy to assume there is no room for improvement and give up on finding better care. Tampa Bay Recovery created a bipolar disorder treatment program that helps people who are looking for first-time treatment or who want to find better care than they have previously received. Our compassionate team of mental health experts offers a combination of modern, evidence-based therapies and prescription medications that create true balance in your life.

If you feel ready to learn how to manage your bipolar disorder, visit our admissions page now. Our dedicated staff can help you turn things around and enjoy better mental health.

Our Philosophy

We believe that getting help for substance use disorders is about much more than just trying to get through another day of not drinking or using drugs. Our mission is to help people reclaim their lives by teaching them how to effectively deal with the stress, trauma, and anxiety that contribute to their addictions. 

Meet Our Team

Our staff has over 60 years of combined experience in treating behavioral health disorders. Our compassionate and empathetic approach has helped hundreds.