Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder

Today is World Bipolar Day. Also known as manic-depressive disorder, Bipolar Disorder is a diagnosis given to a category of mood disorders that influence mood and affects about 6.1 million adults each year. Although children and adolescents can show signs of Bipolar Disorder, the disorder usually emerges in the late teens or early twenties and can go undiagnosed for many years.

For people with Bipolar disorder, extreme mood swings occur for no apparent reason. The disorder is characterized by shifts between extreme depression and extreme mania. Without treatment, Bipolar disorder can affect sleep judgment, behaviors and the ability to think clearly.

However, Bipolar Disorder can be managed and the best course of treatment is a focused regimen of medication and therapy.

Water Gap Wellness offers hope to those suffering with Bipolar disorder. We offer a PHP with housing at the beautiful Water Gap Wellness Resort.

Our program offers an on-site Psychiatrist daily who identifies proper medications and teaches medication management. Our program also offers two private counseling sessions weekly, led by seasoned trauma trained and Masters-level clinicians. And through masterfully planned experiential activities such as hikes up the Appalachian Trail, walks or jogs around the 130+ acres of manicured property led by a NOLS-certified guide, individuals can finally learn to live life to their fullest.

Water Gap Wellness accepts most insurance so call us and get started today. If you or someone you know needs help, Water Gap Wellness is here for you. 1-833-WGW-HOPE or email: info@watergapwellness.com

We celebrate World Bipolar Day on March 30th because it is the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. Vincent van Gogh, artist of Starry Night, was thought to have had Bipolar Disorder.

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