Bipolar disorder is a complex condition that has many misconceptions and is commonly misdiagnosed. Individuals with bipolar disorder have clear changes in mood, energy and activity levels that range from periods of extremely elated and energized to periods of feeling very depressed or hopeless. Changes in mood are dramatically different from moods and behaviors typical for the individual. Proper assessment and diagnosis is imperative as the treatment for this disorder is different than that of depression. In fact, the treatments for depression tend to have little efficacy and may even worsen bipolar disorder. We will team with you to discuss symptoms in depth and develop a treatment plan to help you stabilize moods and move forward in a healthy way.