Bipolar disorder is when you have extreme swings between depressive and manic episodes that interfere with work, relationships, and daily life. At Precise Research Centers in Flowood, Mississippi, Joseph Kwentus, MD, and a professional team oversee clinical trials that involve the latest and best treatments for bipolar disorder. To find out more, call the office or fill out the form online.
Bipolar disorder affects up to 2.3 million people in the United States. It’s characterized by extreme depressive episodes that alternate with periods of manic behavior.
Depressive episodes can make you feel empty, interfere with sleep, and destroy motivation to do simple daily tasks. The depression is severe enough that patients sometimes consider or attempt suicide.
When manic episodes strike, a bipolar patient is full of energy and quite agitated. They’re euphoric and prone to making rash judgments that can have long-term effects on relationships and finances.
The extreme swings of bipolar disorder negatively affect relationships with friends and family and may threaten your ability to hold a job. Bipolar disorder can also cause you to put yourself in harmful situations.
It can be hard to encourage someone with bipolar disorder to seek help.
During periods of mania, they feel so productive and euphoric that help seems unnecessary. When they’re in a depressive phase, seeking help might seem hopeless. They may also be dealing with legal or financial troubles that resulted from their manic phase.
Without help, though, bipolar disorder only gets worse. The clinical trials at Precise Research Centers offer hope by introducing bipolar patients to some of the most innovative treatments available.
Bipolar disorder results from chemical changes in your brain that are beyond your control. Often, bipolar disorder runs in families.
Before enrolling in a clinical trial, a patient with bipolar disorder must have a definitive diagnosis from a medical professional.
Most treatments for bipolar disorder use medications and counseling. The clinical trials offered at Precise Research Centers evaluate the most up-to-date medications to help adults with bipolar disorder, particularly those in a manic phase.
While participating in the trial, you also benefit from the compassionate, expert support of the clinical staff.
If you or someone you love has symptoms that suggest bipolar disorder, contact Precise Research Centers to learn more about the clinical trials available. Use this website to fill out the online form or call the office today.