Counseling for Bipolar Disorder
What To Expect From Our Therapy Sessions
Most people think of bipolar disorder as people alternating from the extreme form of high mania to severe depression. You may be surprised to learn that this definition only fits 1 percent of the population. Five percent of the population have more mild forms of bipolar that often include differing degrees of depression, irritability, anger, and hypomania.
If you are reading this, you may be wondering if you or a loved one is bipolar. Statistics state that it takes an average of 20 years for a person with bipolar disorder to be correctly diagnosed. In addition, 37 percent of people are misdiagnosed with depression and placed on antidepressants, which can worsen their illness. Part of our therapy together would be exploring your family history, chart your moods, and discuss life challenges so that we can accurately assess whether you have bipolar disorder. Any successful treatment therapeutically or medically requires that the diagnoses be accurate, which is my first priority.
Results you can expect from therapy for bipolar disorder:
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Maria Lloyd is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in the Silicon Valley area— San Jose / Santa Clara County, California. Maria provides individual counseling for women for: depression and stress management, post-partum depression, anxiety and panic disorders, bipolar disorder, interpersonal relationship issues, self and identity issues, co-dependency, anger management, and managing grief and loss.