Bipolar Treatment in Massachusetts

Medically Reviewed

Jack Maroney

Medically reviewed by Jack Maroney, MSHCA, LADC1

Written by Lake Ave Recovery Staff
Updated on June 11, 2024

Treating bipolar disorder can be tricky, and it takes a skilled facility and trained professionals to help people reduce their symptoms. Lake Avenue Recovery offers highly effective bipolar treatment in Massachusetts that gets to the root of this mental illness. While some programs offer basic therapy, we believe in providing a wide variety of therapies to help people gain measurable ground. Our therapy team offers compassionate care that allows people to truly understand their bipolar disorder and discover ways to reduce their symptoms and gain more control of their lives. 

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

The signs and symptoms people with bipolar disorder experience can be different but many common ones happen. The length and severity of the symptoms vary per person. The most common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

  • Overwhelming feelings of depression
  • Feeling worthless
  • Crying episodes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Staying awake for days at a time
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sleeping too much
  • Lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing, thinking, and making decisions
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Engaging in risky activities
  • Trouble maintaining friendships and romantic relationships
  • Feeling of invincibility
  • Believing the person is indestructible
  • Speaking rapidly 
  • Moving quickly from one activity or conversation to another without completing them
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Our Massachusetts Rehab Locations

Worcester, MA

Our Worcester, MA location provides evidence-based treatment modalities, our luxury facility strives to create the most peaceful atmosphere to help our patients recover in the best way.

Gardner, MA

We offer several levels of care at our program in Gardner, Massachusetts. Our outpatient treatment means each person travels to our facility for their treatment sessions and then returns to their homes.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

Many people don’t realize several types of bipolar disorder exist, making it important that a person get an exact diagnosis. The types of bipolar disorder include:

Bipolar I Disorder: Causes a person to have both depressive and manic episodes. The depressive episodes last at least two weeks, and the manic episodes last at least seven days. 

Bipolar II Disorder: Causes a person to have depressive mood cycles. They may also have hypomanic episodes, but these are less extreme than the ones that happen with Bipolar I disorder. 

Cyclothymic Disorder: Also called cyclothymia, it causes an individual to experience hypomanic and depressive episodes for at least a two-year period. The depressive symptoms are less severe than the ones that occur with other types of bipolar disorder. 

Rapid Cycling: This causes a person to experience at least four mood episodes during a one-year period.

Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified: This diagnosis is used when a person does not fall strictly into the category of other types of bipolar disorder as identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Attending our bipolar treatment in Massachusetts allows a person to receive a full assessment and determine which type of bipolar disorder they have. 

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How Do I Know I Need Bipolar Disorder Treatment?

If you are wondering if you can benefit from attending bipolar treatment, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have I avoided getting help because I’m fearful of the process or don’t know where to turn?
  • Have my symptoms taken over my life?
  • Does my bipolar disorder impact my job, education, or personal relationships?
  • Do I have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and would like to find treatment for it along with my bipolar disorder?
  • Do I feel like my mental health has reached a crisis point, and I need professionals to assess me and create a treatment plan that meets my specific needs?

Our Bipolar Disorder Treatment Programs

At Lake Avenue Recovery, we understand that people need options for different types of bipolar treatment in Massachusetts. We provide three options to meet each person’s needs and schedules. 

Day Treatment: Our Partial Hospitalization Program meets weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is our highest level of care and works well for people who need all day treatment.

IOP: Our Intensive Outpatient Program takes place weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This works well for people who have their mornings free and can have the rest of the day to tend to their personal and work lives.

Evening IOP: Evening IOP offers the same valuable therapy as the daytime plan, and meets up to four times a week from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This allows people to have their days free while still getting the help they need in the evenings. 

 

Therapies Offered in Our Bipolar Treatment Program

Part of our philosophy for bipolar treatment in Massachusetts is that people do better when exposed to multiple types of therapy. For that reason, we offer the following therapies:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Exercise Program
  • Acupuncture

Begin Bipolar Treatment in Massachusetts

Lake Avenue Recovery understands the complexities of bipolar disorder and how to treat it. While some facilities rely on a one-size-fits-all approach, we prefer to tailor our treatment plans to the unique needs of each person we treat. We provide several types of therapy and access to medications that help people control their symptoms. With our help, you can feel like you’re back in the driver’s seat and enjoy improved mental health.

Are you ready to try truly effective bipolar treatment in Massachusetts? Contact our friendly admissions team and find out how easy it is to get the help you deserve.

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