Bipolar Disorder Treatment Philippines

A Journey Through Highs And Lows

Mental Health Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

iPsych offers in-clinic and teleconsultation for Bipolar Disorder in the Philippines

Bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity patterns. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of this condition, exploring its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and ways to support individuals living with bipolar disorder.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health condition that leads to dramatic mood swings. These mood swings can vary from depressive episodes, marked by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy, to manic episodes characterized by elevated mood, excessive energy, impulsivity, and grandiose thoughts.

The transitions between these mood states can be gradual or sudden, and their frequency and intensity differ from person to person.

Types of Bipolar Disorder

There are several types of bipolar disorder, each with its unique features:

  • Bipolar I Disorder: This is the most severe form of the condition, characterized by full-blown manic episodes that last for at least seven days or require immediate hospitalization. Depressive episodes may also occur, lasting for at least two weeks.
  • Bipolar II Disorder: In this type, individuals experience milder manic episodes known as hypomania. Hypomanic episodes are less intense and shorter than full-blown mania, but they are often followed by depressive episodes.
  • Cyclothymic Disorder: Cyclothymia involves milder but chronic mood swings, with periods of hypomania and mild depression that last for at least two years.

Support for Individuals and Their Loved Ones

The support of family, friends, and mental health professionals is vital for individuals with bipolar disorder. Encouragement and understanding can make a significant difference in their recovery journey.

Loved ones should educate themselves about the condition, remain patient during mood swings, and help individuals stick to their treatment plans.

Causes and Risk Factors of Bipolar Disorder

The exact cause of bipolar disorder remains unclear, but research suggests that it may result from a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. Individuals with a family history of bipolar disorder have a higher risk of developing the condition. Additionally, imbalances in neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, may contribute to mood dysregulation.

Stressful life events, substance abuse, and significant changes in sleep patterns can trigger episodes in those predisposed to bipolar disorder. It is essential to understand that no single factor can be solely responsible for its development.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Recognizing the signs of bipolar disorder is crucial for early intervention and treatment. Common symptoms of depressive episodes include persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, feelings of worthlessness, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and thoughts of self-harm.

Manic episodes, on the other hand, manifest as increased energy, racing thoughts, reckless behavior, inflated self-esteem, and reduced need for sleep. It is vital to remember that not everyone experiences both manic and depressive episodes; some may have predominantly depressive or manic symptoms.

Treatment options for Bipolar Disorder in the Philippines

Bipolar disorder is a highly treatable condition, and a combination of therapies is often used to manage symptoms effectively. Treatment approaches may include:

  1. Medication: Mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants may be prescribed to help stabilize mood swings and manage symptoms.
  2. Psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy can be beneficial in addressing thought patterns, coping mechanisms, and interpersonal challenges.
  3. Lifestyle changes: Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, sufficient sleep, and stress management are essential for maintaining stability and promoting overall well-being.

iPsych, a leading mental health service provider in Makati and across the Philippines, offers comprehensive treatment options for individuals facing bipolar disorder through a combination of online and in-clinic consultations. With a team of experienced and compassionate mental health professionals, iPsych employs evidence-based practices to tailor treatment plans to the unique needs of each patient.

Through our online platform, individuals in Makati and throughout the Philippines can access quality care from the comfort of their homes, ensuring convenience and accessibility. iPsych’s in-clinic consultations, located in Makati, provide a personalized and supportive environment for face-to-face interactions.

Treatment options may include a combination of psychotherapy, medication management, and lifestyle interventions, all aimed at stabilizing mood swings and improving overall well-being.

iPsych’s commitment to delivering holistic care underscores its dedication to addressing the complexities of bipolar disorder, promoting mental health, and fostering a supportive community for individuals seeking help.

Conditions we treat

At iPsych , we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care, addressing a wide range of conditions to support our clients on their journey to well-being. Our team of experienced and empathetic mental health professionals specializes in treating diverse mental health challenges, including anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, trauma-related conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and more.


Bipolar:  Mood rollercoaster with intense highs (mania) and lows (depression). Requires tailored treatment for stability.

Depression: Persistent sadness, fatigue, and loss of interest. Treatable with therapy, medication, and support.

Anxiety: Overwhelming worry, restlessness, and tension. Manageable with therapy, coping strategies, and support.

Couples Counseling: Strengthen relationships, improve communication. Guided sessions foster understanding and connection.

Grief & Loss: Navigate emotional pain. Counseling supports healing, coping with loss, and finding resilience.




OCD: Intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors. Treatable with therapy, medication. Restoring balance for a calmer life.




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